Civil Rights Violation Complaint

Civil Rights Violation Complaints:
Police Misconduct:

The FBI is the primary federal agency responsible for investigating allegations regarding violations of federal civil rights statutes. The U.S. Attorney's Office (in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice) enforces federal civil rights laws throughout the District of Kansas. These laws prohibit discrimination, protect the constitutional rights of residents, and affirm equal opportunity for all.

The U.S. Attorney's Office enforces civil rights through both civil litigation and criminal prosecution and, in all cases, represents the interests of the United States. The civil rights coordinators for civil rights and criminal civil rights can be reached through the complaint process described below.

The Department of Justice may review the practices of state and local law enforcement agencies for civil rights violations. If, during our review, we find that law enforcement agencies systematically deprive people of their rights, we can act. If you have a civil rights complaint regarding a state or local law enforcement agency, such as a police or sheriff's department, please fill out the Civil Rights Complaint form (PDF).


Department of Justice

How to Submit Your Complaint:

  • Via email U. Saks
  • United States Attorney's Office District of Kansas – Civil Rights Unit 500 State Avenue, Suite 360 Kansas City, Kansas 66101 
  • Complaint by phone: (855)321-5549 Request to leave a voicemail in the Civil Rights Intake Voicemail Box

Federal Assistance Programs and Activities Discrimination Complaint Process:

The City of Edwardsville, Kansas receives federal financial assistance for various programs and activities. If you believe you or an individual that you or your organization represents has been discriminated against because of your race, color, or national origin, including limited English proficiency (LEP), by programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance, you may contact the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section. If you believe that you or an individual that you or your organization represents has been be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination on the basis of your sex by any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, you may contact the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination in programs or activities of entities that receive federal assistance, please print and fill out the appropriate complaint form from the Department of Justice website.

Please mail complaints to the following address:

Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.20530

Should you need assistance the phone numbers are: (888) 848-5306- English and Spanish (ingles y español)

If you have a complaint about Services provided by the City which were
grant funded through the State of Kansas, please contact:

Kansas Governor's Grants Programs
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building, Room 304 North
Topeka, KS 66212
Telephone: (785) 291-3205
Fax: (785) 291-3204