What if I have been mistreated by the police?Complaints About the NYPD
Important: If you are a defendant in a criminal case, you must discuss with
the criminal attorney any action you might consider taking in connection
with your mistreatment by the police.
There are several government agencies that review complaints against the NYPD. Anyone can file a complaint by contacting the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB).
Civilian Complaint Review Board
40 Rector St. 2nd Floor.
New York NY 10006
Phone: (212) 4428833
CCRB complaints may be filed in person, by telephone, or by mail. Complaint forms are available at all New York City police stations. The CCRB has authority to investigate and to recommend departmental action against officers engaging in excessive force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and offensive language.
Call us before you call Internal Affairs Department (IAD) or CCRB
If you are considering reporting police misconduct to the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, or the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) you should consult with an attorney first. Your rights may be Our attorneys have worked on police misconduct cases and know how the IAB and CCRB work. We can help you with the process. We can also advise you regarding any potential claims for money damages you may have against the officers. Call us at (718) 8340190, or fill out the form below.
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