NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

About NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is the nation's largest independent oversight entity of the largest police force in the country.

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.


James Blake Fellow Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 New York City, NY
“The opportunity to work one on one with a fellow trying to create new and innovative ways to decrease police misconduct and increase community engagement was incredible. I was guided through research for her annual report, had my own individual final project, and learned that I am still only at the cusp of understanding enough information to fully discuss the topic and make educational suggestions. ”
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