the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent agency. It is empowered to receive, investigate, mediate, hear, make findings, and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers alleging the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language. The Board’s investigative staff, composed entirely of civilian employees, conducts investigations in an impartial fashion. The Board forwards its findings to the police commissioner.

In fulfillment of its mission, the Board has pledged:

To encourage members of the community to file complaints when they feel they have been victims of police misconduct
To encourage all parties involved in a complaint to come forward and present evidence
To investigate each allegation thoroughly and impartially
To make objective determinations on the merits of each case
To recommend disciplinary actions that are fair and appropriate, if, and when, the investigative findings show that misconduct occurred
To respect the rights of the civilians and officers
To engage in community outreach to educate the public about the agency and to respond to concerns relevant to the agency’s mandate
To report relevant issues and policy matters to the police commissioner
To offer civilians and officers the opportunity to mediate their complaints in order to promote understanding between officers and the communities they serve

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