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 go about 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.
File a complaint through the ACLU NV’s intake form
November 1, 2021: Due to overwhelming demand, we are unable to currently accept new cases for representation. If you’ve already submitted a request before November 1, 2021, we will follow up with you as soon as possible. We intend to resume accepting requests for legal assistance in the very near future.
Here’s the ACLU Nevada’s guide on filing a complaint against police
Citizen Review Board
330 S 3rd Street Ste. 670 (6th floor)
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Headquarters)
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Statement of Complaint (PDF)
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
Personal Story: 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.