CCRB Workshop Addresses Aggressive Policing

Photo by Matteo Modica on Unsplash.

Photo by Matteo Modica on Unsplash.

By Jonathan Sperling

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is reaching out to community members concerned about their encounters with police at a special workshop tomorrow night in Manhattan.

The CCRB is teaming up with the Riverside Church Ministry of Social Justice on Dec. 11 for an interactive workshop aimed at helping city residents tackle aggressive policing in their neighborhoods.

The CCRB is an independent oversight agency “devoted to receive, investigate, mediate, make findings and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers accused of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy or the use of offensive language.” The agency will educate attendees on their rights during a police encounter.

The workshop will also address de-escalation techniques, the process to file a complaint and how to get involved in the reentry community.

The event will be hosted at The Riverside Church Ministry of Social Justice, located at 490 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from 6-8 p.m. Visit for more information and to RSVP. Admission is free.