If you or your loved one has been a victim of police misconduct you have a right to file a complaint with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). You have the right to file a complaint even if you are incarcerated.
Within 18 months of the date of the incident, the offending officer must be served with the CCRB disciplinary charges. Therefore, you must act promptly or the offender may escape discipline. The law creates an exception to this deadline if the officer's conduct is a crime.
You should file a complaint to protect your civil liberties and create a record of the misconduct. It will aid in correcting the police officer's conduct in the future or help change police policies and procedures.