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Your story is too important to be ignored. OpenPolice.org helps you build a transparent record of police misconduct. By sharing your story, you can increase accountability and protect the rights of people in your community.

OpenPolice.org is an independent project developed by Flex Your Rights, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit.

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Depending on your unique circumstances, OpenPolice.org will help you to

  • Prepare and save a professional-grade misconduct report.
  • Upload photos, documents, videos, and other evidence.
  • File your report with the right police investigative agency and publish it online.
  • Get matched with appropriate legal help.

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Featured Complaints

Unreasonable Force

Santa Clara Police Dept

Additional Allegations: Wrongful Arrest, Wrongful Property Seizure, Wrongful Search, Wrongful Detention, Bias-Based Policing, Excessive Arrest Charges, Discourtesy, Neglect of Duty, Policy or Procedure Violation, Officer Refused To Provide ID

Submitted to OpenPolice.org
August 2019
Aug 2019
Incident Date
December 2011
Dec 2011

"Visiting my mother's private residence with two friends, watching TV. Knock on the door, my mother (61 y/o) answers to find an officer. Officer says someone from her residence called for assistance, she repeatedly told him no one called. She asks for my assistance, I was sitting in a chair and slowly walked to the door. Asked the officer what was going on, he repeated that someone from..."

Wrongful Arrest

Maitland Police Dept

Additional Allegations: Wrongful Detention, Bias-Based Policing, Excessive Arrest Charges, Neglect of Duty, Officer Refused To Provide ID

Submitted to OpenPolice.org
March 2019
Mar 2019
Incident Date
February 2019
Feb 2019

"On February 3, 2019 at 9:17 My son was pulled over and i was the passenger The officer approached the vehicle to explain to the driver his license was suspended. Then the officer went back to his vehicle to call in driver information. At that point he was taking a long time i stuck my head the driver side window to inform him i had somewhere to go . He..."

Wrongful Detention

Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Additional Allegations: Bias-Based Policing, Discourtesy, Policy or Procedure Violation

Submitted to OpenPolice.org
February 2019
Feb 2019
Incident Date
February 2019
Feb 2019

"I stopped at the carwash at the beginning of my road right before midnight on February 8th, 2019 to finish listening to a video before losing service going home. Deputy Scragg #046 pulled up and turnned on a bright light and shined it in my eyes then proceeded to get out and approach my car. I pulled up a few feet to get the bright light out of my face..."

Wrongful Search

Raleigh Police Dept

Additional Allegations: Policy or Procedure Violation

Submitted to OpenPolice.org
June 2018
Jun 2018
Incident Date
March 2012
Mar 2012

"I am writing to initiate a formal complaint against Raleigh officer T.R. Varnadoe related to his deliberately false statements, which were made to a magistrate for the purpose of securing a warrant to search my home. The incident in question took place in 2012, and I filed a complaint at the time without the benefit of the evidence I now possess. On December 21, 2017, after years of back-and-forth with..."

Moving You to the Center of Police Accountability

How we stack up against most police departments

OpenPolice.org

Online Report Filing
Digital Evidence Uploading
Anonymous Reports Allowed
Department Identification Tools
Publicly Searchable Reports
Officers' Names Made Public
Social Media Sharing
Status Updates via Email
Help Finding an Attorney
Commitment to Open Data


Most Police Departments

Require Police Station Visit
Require Paper Reports
Unhelpful or Intimidating Employees
Bound by State Secrecy Laws
Old Complaint Records Destroyed


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What others say

OpenPolice.org helps people document police misconduct without relying on the police. This independence ensures that this vital data is transparent and accessible to the public.

Cynthia Conti-Cook
Staff Attorney, New York Legal Aid Society

I've never used a police complaints software before — but I'm feelin' this!

Katryna Lawson
OpenPolice.org User

OpenPolice.org will upset some officers, but it will help police leaders identify, analyze, and correct problematic police conduct.

Norm Stamper
Former Chief of Police, Seattle PD