Everyone in New York City deserves to be treated with respect by members of the New York City Police Department. If you feel like that didn’t happen during your interaction with a police officer, you have the right to file a complaint with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). Their staff includes nearly 100 civilian investigators who process thousands of allegations of police misconduct a year.
Filing a complaint with the CCRB empowers everyday civilians to hold members of the NYPD accountable. By contacting the CCRB, you can help improve policing in New York and create a better, safer city for us all.
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is the largest independent, all-civilian police oversight entity in the nation and is empowered to investigate, mediate, prosecute, and recommend disciplinary action for complaints alleging misconduct by NYPD officers. The agency’s jurisdiction includes excessive and unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and use of offensive language. To further this mission, the CCRB issues monthly, biannual, and special statistical and qualitative reports analyzing trends and recurring issues arising from the many thousands of civilian complaints it receives each year.
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