The first step in police accountability is documenting the incident. While there are thousands of videos online depicting images of police abuses, many of the incidents have not been investigated, and many more have gone unreported.
PoliceAccountability’s mission depends on victims sharing their stories. We understand that reporting abuse by law enforcement can be an intimidating and fearful process. It is important that victims' privacy be protected at all costs. For this reason, has established the following protocols to protect those reporting incidents.
Reporting protocol (tips)
Do not upload video, images or documents using your home wifi.  Always use a public wifi so that your location (IP address) is not known.

You may contact us using Signal which is a free app available for both iOS (iPhone) and Android devices.  Signal offers end-to-end encryption, meaning it is nearly impossible for anyone to decode your communication, even if they were able to intercept it.  Out Signal number is 502.444.0242

You may also contact us via email using Proton mail [link].  Proton mail is a free email service that also offers end-to-end encryption.  It is available via web browser or as an Android or iOS app.  If you have something to report, email us at our Proton mail account. unfinished....
When making a report, include the following information:
  • Your first name only. We will gather additional personal information once we contact you.
  • The date of the incident
  • Your relationship to the victim(s)
  • The location of the incident
  • A description of the incident
  • The result of the incident, i.e. injury, damage to property, violation of your rights (such as unlawful detainment, voter suppression, etc.)
  • Indicate whether or not the incident has been reported to authorities.
  • Supporting evidence: photos, images, documents, recordings
Once we have received your report we will process it and follow up with you within 24 hours. 

For your own safety and legal protection we strongly advise you NOT post anything on social media regarding the incident.  After assessing your complaint we can provide guidance on what you should or should not post on social media or in statements to the press, or other investigators.