You have the right to make a complaint against a Department member for any improper conduct. California law requires this agency to have a procedure to investigate citizen complaints. You have the right to a written description of this procedure. This agency may find that after the investigation, that there is not enough evidence to warrant action on your complaint. Even if that is the case, you have the right to make the complaint and have it investigated if you believe a Department member behaved improperly. Citizen complaints and any reports or findings relating to complaints must be retained by this agency for at least five years.
In the event the complaint results in disciplinary proceedings against the officer(s) or employee(s) named, you may be asked to appear before the Civil Service Board of the City of Fresno or any other examining authority.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the statement I have given is true and correct.
If you move or change contact numbers, please advise the Fresno Police Department, Duty Office at
(559) 621-2375. Failure to provide current information may result in a lack of contact and closing of the complaint.
Please indicate if you have filed this complaint with another City of Fresno department or an outside agency regarding this incident. If so, please note the date and person contacted.
Race or ethnicity bias is defined as a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons, such as Asians, Blacks, or Whites, based on physical characteristics or toward a group of persons of the same race who share common or similar traits in language, custom, and tradition.