Issue-Based Reports

The CCRB’s investigation of complaints and data analysis sometimes reveals problems that go beyond specific acts of misconduct and suggest the need for a change in police department policy, procedures, or training.  When this occurs, the board notifies the police commissioner and recommends solutions.

2020 NYC Protests Report
February 6, 2023

CCRB James Blake Fellow Report
November 23, 2020

Report on Youth and Police
June 8, 2020

Strengthening Accountability: The Impact of the NYPD's Body-Worn Camera Program on CCRB Investigations
February 27, 2020

Taser Use in CCRB Complaints, 2014-2017
December 5, 2019

Worth a Thousand Words: Examining Officer Interference in Civilian Recordings of Police
June 28, 2017

Tasers: An Evaluation of Taser-Related Complaints from January 2014 Through December 2015
October 23, 2016

Pride, Prejudice and Policing: An Evaluation of LGBTQ-Related Complaints
June 30, 2016

Crossing the Threshold: An Evaluation of Civilian Complaints of Improper Entries and Searches by the NYPD from January 2010 to October 2015
March 1, 2016

A Mutated Rule: Lack of Enforcement in the Face of Persistent Chokehold Complaints in New York City
October 7, 2014

Follow-up Report on Criminal Trespass-Related Complaints Stemming from Patrolled Housing
May 31, 2013

Recommendation to strengthen Patrol Guide procedures and retrain officers on the legal principles governing vertical patrols in New York City Housing Authority buildings
October 27, 2010

Recommendation to clarify guidelines and prevent improper seizure from civilians of police union courtesy cards
November 9, 2006

Recommendation that NYPD review its training for policing demonstrations, based on Republican National Convention complaints
May 9, 2006

Recommendation that NYPD take measures to facilitate its identification of subject officers, based on complaints from Feb. 15, 2003 anti-war protest
June 8, 2004

Recommendation that NYPD enhance training to ensure officers adhere to proper strip-search procedures
May 12, 2004

Recommendation that officers show no-knock search warrants to premise occupants to reduce complaints
November 20, 2003

Recommendation to clarify patrol guide procedures concerning officers’ obligation to provide name and badge number
June 6, 2003

Recommendation that NYPD create database to track search warrants
January 1, 2003

Report on complaints stemming from stop & frisk practices
June 2001

Report on use of pepper spray
October 2000

Report on complaints against officers in the 75th and 81st precincts
August 11, 1998

Report on hollow-point bullets
July 8, 1998

Report on pepper spray
May 14, 1997