City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Indianapolis Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department of Indianapolis, IN.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Adams, Kendale

Hello Mr. Sinyangwe, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has received your request. We have determined the information you seek is not within the purview of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). Our Citizens Police Complaint Office (CPCO) is a separate agency within the city of Indianapolis and thus not under the authority of IMPD.

The CPCO is established under merit law which can be found here,

If you need additional information about the CPCO, please feel free to contact Executive Director Mrs. Lori White who is cc’d on this communication. Thank you for contacting the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Kendale Adams
Sergeant – Media Relations
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
50 N. Alabama Street Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46204

From: White, Lori D.

Good morning Mr. Sinyangwe,

We appreciate Sgt Adams forwarding your request to our office. I have attached the City of Indianapolis’ municipal ordinance governing our city’s body of police oversight, the Citizens Police Complaint Board, along with the Board’s internal standard operating procedures.

Please visit our website to find out more about the Citizens Police Complaint Office and the Board’s processes as well as view our online complaint intake form.

To view up to date complaint, use of force, officer involved shooting data and department demographics, please visit<>

After reviewing this information, please contact me with any further questions.

Best regards,
Lori White
Executive Director
Citizens Police Complaint Office
200 E Washington St Ste 1921
Indianapolis IN 46204-3327
O 317-327-3429
F 317-327-4380<>
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