Is The PAB Accepting Complaints Yet?

Not yet, but we should be early next year.

The Police Accountability Board is responsible for developing a new system for receiving and investigating complaints of misconduct regarding sworn officers within the Rochester Police Department.  The PAB is working with experts to develop a new complaint process that is quick, fair, and transparent. Doing so takes time. The PAB expects to open its doors for complaint investigation in early 2022.

Can I Seek Disciplinary Action Against An Officer Right Now?

Yes, though the investigation will be done by RPD officers.

To seek disciplinary action against an officer, you can file a complaint with RPD’s Professional Standards Section. Complaints filed with RPD will be reviewed and potentially investigated by police officers. You can learn more about RPD’s investigations process by clicking HERE. People looking to file complaints with RPD may begin the process of doing so by filling out the complaint form located HERE. You may also contact the Professional Standards Section by visiting their office at 846 South Clinton Avenue, emailing them at [email protected], or by calling them at 585-428-7131. If you wish to complete a complaint form at the PAB offices or have the PAB forward a completed complaint to RPD on your behalf, you may call PAB at 585-428-7524.

  1. To seek monetary compensation from the City, you may file a Notice of Claim with the City’s Law Department. The instructions for filing a Notice of Claim are available by clicking HERE. While you do not need a lawyer to file a Notice of Claim, you may wish to speak to a lawyer before doing so. To be referred to an attorney, you may contact the Monroe County Bar Association by calling 585-546-2130 or by visiting their Lawyer Referral Service website located HERE.
  2. To seek monetary compensation or other remedies through a civil lawsuit, you may contact an attorney. To be referred to an attorney, you may contact the Monroe County Bar Association by calling 585-546-2130 or by visiting their Lawyer Referral Service website located HERE.

If An RPD Officer Injured Me, Can I Get Financial Relief or Other Help?

Yes.

To seek monetary compensation from the City, you may file a Notice of Claim with the City’s Law Department. The instructions for filing a Notice of Claim are available by clicking HERE. While you do not need a lawyer to file a Notice of Claim, you may wish to speak to a lawyer before doing so. To be referred to an attorney, you may contact the Monroe County Bar Association by calling 585-546-2130 or by visiting their Lawyer Referral Service website located HERE.

To seek monetary compensation or other remedies through a civil lawsuit, you may contact an attorney.To be referred to an attorney, you may contact the Monroe County Bar Association by calling 585-546-2130 or by visiting their Lawyer Referral Service website located HERE.