Louisiana Police Misconduct Data Collection

The Louisiana Police Misconduct Data Collection form serves as a data collection tool aimed at enhancing police accountability and monitoring incidents of police misconduct specifically within Louisiana. This comprehensive approach helps identify patterns, trends, and potential areas of concern, ultimately contributing to a more informed and data-driven effort toward promoting transparency and accountability in law enforcement activities in the state.

NOTE: This form is not used for legal intake. The ACLU of Louisiana is unable to respond to individual reports.

File a Complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Instead of filing a lawsuit, you may want to send a complaint to the Office for Civil Rights, which is a division in the U.S. Department of Justice.

To learn more, view this document.

Additional Resources

We also recommend the following resources for finding representation to pursue your potential legal claim. We also recommend taking action as soon as possible, as Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations for most claims.

You can find additional resources related to criminal representation, re-entry, and prisoner rights in the Promise Justice Initiative’s Resource Guide

You can find additional help related to freedom of speech and First Amendment by contracting Tulane Law School’s First Amendment Law Clinic.

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