Who Can File a Complaint
Anyone who has knowledge of police misconduct
can file a complaint with the CCRB.
Although helpful, you do not need to know the name or badge number
of the officer who is the subject of your complaint.
The CCRB handles four types of complaints: excessive force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and offensive language.
You can file a complaint regardless of your
You do not need to speak English; the
CCRB is equipped to accept complaints in any language.
You can file a complaint if you are currently
You should come forward with your complaint
as soon as possible. Officers who are subjects of substantiated
CCRB investigations must be disciplined or served with
disciplinary charges within 18 months of the date of the
incident. The only exception to the statute of limitations
occurs when the alleged misconduct committed by the officer
constitutes a crime.