Police Complaints

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.

Vanessa Murphy of 8 News NOW speaks with Andrea Beckman (1954-2020), executive director of the Citizen Review Board
May 2019

Here’s the ACLUNV’s guide on filing a complaint

Citizen Review Board
330 S 3rd Street Ste. 670 (6th floor)
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Complaint Form

Internal Affairs
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Headquarters)
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Statement of Complaint (PDF)

CRB Complaint Flowchart

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-Team: Video missing after woman files complaint against detention center

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.

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