Police Misconduct Complaint Process

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Complaints of police misconduct give community members an opportunity to be heard and helps the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA) hold police officers accountable.

Complaints of misconduct may prevent other community members from having similar experiences.
Complaints may result in the discipline of an officer and/or alert police supervisors to initiate changes in policy and training

Any member of the public may file a complaint. CPRA can receive any type of complaint against a current Oakland police officer or park ranger.

What information will help my complaint?

  • The incident date, time, and exact location;
  • The officer’s name and serial number;
  • Witness names, addresses, and telephone numbers;
  • Any other evidence you feel may be important such as copies of citations, photographs, audio or video recordings, etc.