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Overview of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Week 8 Oct. 27 @ 11:10am in Room 4202 / NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (Member)

The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent city agency, with subpoena power. It is not part of the police department. They 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.”

  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.

Later Event: November 3
Crime Numbers and the NYPD