Thank you for submitting your complaint form with the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices (CRB)! Your complaint is ready to go through the intake process. Your complaint will now be forwarded to the San Diego Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit (IA) where a decision will be made as to whether it will be a Category I or Category II case. The Internal Affairs Unit will make one of the following decisions:
- If Internal Affairs determines that your complaint is a Category I complaint (force, arrest, discrimination, slur, and/or criminal conduct), it will be investigated by Internal Affairs and reviewed by the CRB.
- If Internal Affairs determines that your complaint is a Category II complaint (procedure, service, courtesy and/or conduct), it will be forwarded to the Division Captain where the incident took place. The Division Captain will forward that complaint to the Officers’ Supervisor. The Officers’ Supervisor will be responsible for the review, investigation, and disposition of that complaint.
- If Internal Affairs determines that your complaint includes a Category II allegation in conjunction with a Category I complaint, it will be investigated by Internal Affairs and reviewed by the CRB.
Those complaints that are investigated by Internal Affairs will be forwarded to a CRB team for review as soon as the investigation is complete. Once the CRB team completes its review of your case, your case will be placed on a meeting agenda and the CRB team will present their review of your case to the entire Board. After your case is deliberated by the CRB, the CRB Chair will send you a disposition letter notifying you of the outcome.
Please note that if your complaint does not involve a member of the San Diego Police Department, your complaint will be forwarded to the correct jurisdictional agency. If this occurs, you will be notified in writing.
Please feel free to contact me at (619) 236-6296 if you have any questions regarding the complaint process. To inquire about the status of your complaint, please contact the San Diego Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit at (619) 531-2801.