Complaint Form Information
Complaint Form Information for Allegation of Racial or other Biased-Based Policing
ALLEGATION OF RACIAL OR OTHER BIASED-BASED POLICING
PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 22-4606, et seq.
It is unlawful in Kansas for law enforcement officers to use racial or other biased-based policing in determining the basis for a stop, arrest or search. ?Racial or other biased-based policing? means ?the unreasonable use of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion by a law enforcement officer in deciding to initiate an enforcement action: (K.S.A. 22-4604). It is not racial or other biased-based policing when race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion is used in combination with other identifying factors as part of a specific individual description to initiate an enforcement action.
In accordance with K.S.A. 22-4611, any person who believes such person has been subjected to racial or other biased-based policing by a law enforcement officer may file a complaint with the law enforcement agency involved. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian may file for you. This department wants to know about potential problems. The department also has procedures in place to investigate misconduct complaints against officers and has the authority to discipline the officers.
Citizens may also file a complaint with the office of the Attorney General (www.ksag.org). Pursuant to law, the Attorney General?s office will review the complaint and can refer appropriate cases to the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (CPOST), which is the licensing agency for law enforcement officers. CPOST may then do further review, investigate and take appropriate action based on the complaint.
This process will not determine the lawfulness of an arrest or citation. Guilt or innocence of a criminal or traffic charge, or liability for violating rights, is determined in separate court proceedings. You will need to contact a private attorney on these matters.
Please complete the complaint form as detailed as possible. Please include specific actions and statements and avoid conclusions in describing any allegations of misconduct.Please print form, complete legibly and mail or deliver to:
Chief Ralph V. Oliver
University of Kansas Public Safety Office
1501 Crestline Drive, Ste. 120
Lawrence, KS 66649