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Crossing the Threshold: An evaluation of Civilian Complaints of Improper Entries and Searches by the NYPD from January 2010 to October 2015
Notice of Public Hearing for CCRB Rule Amendments
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:00PM
Civilian Complaint Review Board Conference Room
100 Church Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Welcome to the Civilian Complaint Review Board
100 Church St., New York, NY 10007
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The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent city agency, with subpoena power.  It is not part of the police department.  We handle complaints about four kinds of alleged police misconduct:

1. Force: this refers to the use of excessive or unnecessary force; behavior that includes punching, shoving or choking a civilian, using pepper spray and up to and including the use of deadly force.

2. Abuse of Authority:  this refers to abuse of police powers to intimidate or mistreat a civilian; for example, an officer’s refusal to provide name and badge number, an improper strip search or vehicle stop and search, or an improper “stop, question and frisk.”

Learn more about stop, question and frisk 

3. Discourtesy:  this refers to cursing and using other foul language or gestures. 

4. Offensive Language:  this refers to slurs and derogatory remarks or gestures based upon race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

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Learn about possible complaint outcomes 

Note: The CCRB is completely separate from the criminal, civil and traffic court systems. In order to dispute a summons, resolve a criminal case or file a lawsuit against the City, call 311 for more information.

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