Contact the OIG Hotline Concerning Violation of Civil Rights or Civil Liberties by a DOJ Employee
If you would like to submit supporting documentation, please mail in your complaint with the supporting documentation to the address listed below, instead of using our online form.
Section 1001 of the USA Patriot Act directs the Inspector General to review information and receive complaints alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by Department of Justice employees. The OIG has created a special section in its Investigations Division to process these complaints. This section will identify the more serious civil rights and civil liberties allegations and assign them to OIG employees for investigation. The OIG will refer other complaints to Department components for their review and handling.
To ensure proper handling of your complaint, please include "ATTN: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaints" at the top of your fax submission.
Please Note: The online complaint form is the most efficient method for submitting complaints to the DOJ OIG Hotline.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As of March 27, 2020, the OIG is unable to review complaints received by physical mail or fax until further notice. Complaints received before that date may not be reviewed until our processing of postal mail resumes. We are still accepting and reviewing complaints through our web hotline form.
Please fill in as much information as possible. Your contact information is requested but not required in order to submit information.
Phone: (800) 869-4499*
Fax: (202) 616-9881
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
ATTN: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Complaints
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
* Due to reported instances of the unauthorized use of government phone numbers, please note that the OIG Hotline number is never used to make outgoing calls. If you receive a call from a number that appears on a caller ID system to have come from the OIG Hotline (800-869-4499), please do not respond, and notify the OIG Hotline immediately.
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