by Brandon Summers | May 26, 2019
If you feel like an officer’s conduct was improper, you can file a complaint against that officer. You have a few ways to do it.
1. File a complaint with the Internal Affairs Bureau via phone, in-person, or online.
2. File a complaint with the Citizen Review Board online.
3. File a complaint with the Citizen Review Board after Internal Affairs ignores, dismisses, or finds no issue with an officer’s conduct.
2,027 of these complaints were from an external source (made by a citizen) and the remaining 394 cases were complaints that originated internally.
2018 IA Complaint Totals (PDF)
Las Vegas police rarely held accountable for misconduct by board
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 22, 2021
I filed a complaint in writing shortly after my arrest in September 2018. My complaint was dismissed by Internal Affairs (IA) about a month after filing. A Metro detective called me to explain that IA found nothing wrong with the officer’s conduct. A month and a half later, I filed the same complaint with the Citizen Review Board (CRB) and they made Internal Affairs take a second look.
Within a month of my complaint, the Citizen Review Board sent a letter notifying me that they received it. Four and a half months later, CRB sent a second letter with the outcome of their investigation.