Police brutality complaints up in the Bronx as filing grievances is made easier

Police brutality complaints are on the rise in the Bronx and authorities say that may be because it is now easier for residents to file a complaint. Members of the Civilian Complaint Review Board say so far this year more than 400 complaints have been filed against police officers in the Bronx; that number is up nearly 15 percent over last year. Board officials say the number may be on the rise because residents now have more ways to file a complaint either by calling the city's 311 information hotline or over the Internet. While complaints of discourtesy and force are up, abusive language complaints are down by more than 20 percent. Of the 1,200 complaints filed in the Bronx in 2004, only 82 incidents resulted in corrective action.

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