We're working to make law enforcement more accountable to all Nebraskans by following Department of Justice guidelines for complaint procedures, independent review boards, and other areas.
In 2016, the ACLU reviewed complaint procedures used by 31 law enforcement agencies. Accepting feedback from the public is critical for law enforcement agencies to be open and accountable to the communities they serve. Several agencies in Nebraska meet Department of Justice guidelines, but more work needs to be done to ensure all agencies are accountable.
Take Action to Make Law Enforcement Accountable
Contact the Nebraska State Patrol
As one of the state's largest law enforcement agencies and one with state-wide reach, the Nebraska State Patrol should be setting the standard for Nebraska agencies, not lagging behind. In our recent review of law enforcement complaint procedures, the Nebraska State Patrol failed to meet Department of Justice recommendations.
Tell the State Patrol to Improve their Procedures
Download Mobile Justice
You have the right to film the police.
The ACLU of Nebraska Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold Nebraska law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions.
Learn more about Mobile Justice
Contact your local agency
See your local agency's results in our survey and thank them for being open and accountable or ask them to improve their processes.
Write a letter to the editor
We need to create a culture of law enforcement accountability which requires Nebraskans from all over the state to speak up about the need for accessible complaint procedures that help law enforcement better meet the needs of all community members.
Get some tips on writing a letter to the editor.
Other Police Practices in Nebraska
This is just one part of the work the ACLU is doing in Nebraska related to police practices. Learn more about our work in Nebraska.