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Appeal Process

Learn how to file your appeal according to the Police Oversight City Ordinance.

Appeals must be submitted to the CPOA Office within 30 days of receiving your Findings Letter from the CPOA Board. 

** If you disagree with the Findings Letter you received regarding your complaint and would like to file an appeal, please read the following instructions carefully to assure your appeal is complete prior to submitting it to the CPOA Office. 

How to File an Appeal with the CPOA Board

The Board may grant a Request for Reconsideration only upon the complainant offering proof that:

  1. The APD policy or APD policies that were considered by the Board were the wrong policies or they were used in the wrong way; or,
  2. The APD policy or APD policies considered by the Board were chosen randomly or they do not address the issues in your complaint; or,
  3. The findings of the Board had no explanation that would lead to the conclusion made by the Board; or,
  4. The findings by the Board were not supported by evidence that was available to the Board at the time of the investigation.


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