(Lauren Evans) A total of 229 police officers were disciplined in 2012, according to a report released today from the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Let's dig into the data, shall we?

For the purposes of this study, a "complaint" is described as "a case stemming from a civilian encounter with police, in which the civilian believes the officer(s) committed acts of misconduct." Furthermore, "an individual complaint received by the CCRB can contain multiple allegations against one or more officers. Each allegation the agency investigates falls within one of four categories: force, abuse of authority, discourtesy and offensive language."

In total, the CCRB received 5,763 complaints in 2012, which represents a 3 percent decrease from 2011, when it received 5,969, and a 22 percent decrease from 2008, when it received 7,395.

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