Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn

This page contains all allegations assigned to this category by the CCRB. Multiple similar allegations can appear for the same officer because a complaint received from a civilian can include multiple allegations.

Officers With Complaints
172
Complaints
159
Allegations
182

What the CCRB’s Conclusions Mean

Substantiated: The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. (Here is a breakdown of the types of discipline the CCRB can recommend. The NYPD can choose to ignore those recommendations. It has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.)

Exonerated: The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s rules, which often give officers significant discretion over use of force.

Unsubstantiated: The CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

Officer Rank at Time of Complaint Officer Details Complainant Details CCRB Conclusion Year Received
Tyler Angelo Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Schiro Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Exonerated 2019
Kevin Nicoll Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2018
Louis Dambrosio Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2018
James Gilson Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Gargano Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Kevin Kenny Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Brian Mahon Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Janert Gil Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Kimberly Lucas Police Officer Black female Not available Exonerated 2018
Adam Dumelle Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2017
Oscar Nunez Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2017
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Mohammed Rios Detective Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2017
Rachid Benlhoussain Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Kellan Oneill Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Brian Ilund Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2016
Stephen Schoefer Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2016
Manuel Gutierrez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2016
Joseph Viggiano Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2016
Brian Coffey Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2016
Risel Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Joseph Franco Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2016
Jamaal Arthur Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2015
Frank Ventura Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2015
Michael Riso Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2015
James Donovan Detective Asian male Not available Exonerated 2015
Anthony Donato Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Darren Caranella Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Eric Pena Detective Asian male Not available Exonerated 2015
John Zamot Detective Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2015
Darion Francis Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2015
Jose Tabora Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Brenton Cole Police Officer Black male White male, 37 years old Exonerated 2015
Johnny Mitchell Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2015
Michael Dicecco Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Adan Munoz Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Sean Turner Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Joseph Foss Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2014
John Zamot Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Ryan Galvin Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Daniel Beddows Detective White male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2014
Joseph Fernandez Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Joel Polichron Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Juan Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2014
Christophe Dukes Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2014
Orlando Phillip Sergeant Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Paul Viar Detective White male Black male, 48 years old Exonerated 2013
David Sammarco Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
Michael Bowman Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
Piero Lasaponara Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
Jason Jansky Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Robert Belle Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
William Neville Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Barbie Lewis Police Officer Black female Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
George Allen Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2013
Jovaniel Cordova Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2013
Craig Basler Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
Steve Crozier Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Brian Green Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2013
John Baumeister Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Daniel Sitruk Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
Derek Almeida Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
Guy Gargano Police Officer White male Black male, 11 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Dalsh Veve Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
Michael Weber Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
John Baumeister Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2012
Christophe Mcdonald Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2012
Henry Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2011
Ramon Hernandez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2011
Michael Nocerino Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2011
Vincent Ciardiello Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2011
Raymond Tomins Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2011
Christophe Furda Police Officer Asian male Not available Exonerated 2011
Robert Henderson Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2011
Michael Smith Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2011
Forrest Hirsch Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2011
Milton Sanchez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Jean Louis Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2010
Juan Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Matthew Zito Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Robert Barnett Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Radoslaw Terepka Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Stephen Jones Detective Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Jose Dejesus Detective Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Steven Weiss Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Humberto Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
John Tancredi Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Steve Lafortune Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2010
Joseph Albertini Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Clifton Clarke Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2010
Peter Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Liam Swords Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Ronald Perez Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2010
Lamont Gibson Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2010
Julio Delgado Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2009
Tarakur Chowdhury Police Officer Asian male Not available Exonerated 2009
Robert Clark Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2009
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About This Data
For decades, disciplinary records of police officers in New York have been shielded from public view. After the state recently repealed the law that had kept the records secret, ProPublica requested and received a database from New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, which investigates allegations of misconduct against NYPD officers. The database lists the name of each officer, the race of the complainant and the officer, a category describing the alleged misconduct, and whether the CCRB concluded the officers’ conduct violated NYPD rules. Police unions have opposed New York City’s plan to make public data about disciplinary investigations.

This database names about 4,000 of the NYPD’s 36,000 active-duty officers. Every officer in the database has had at least one substantiated allegation. We excluded any allegations that investigators concluded did not occur and were deemed unfounded. We also removed a small number of officers (62) against whom the CCRB had substantiated allegations, but whose substantiated allegations had not gone fully through the NYPD’s administrative prosecution process. The CCRB was not able to reach conclusions in many cases, in part because the investigators must rely on the NYPD to hand over crucial evidence, such as footage from body-worn cameras. Often, the department is not forthcoming despite a legal duty to cooperate in CCRB investigations. The CCRB gets thousands of complaints per year but substantiates a tiny fraction of them. Allegations of criminal conduct by officers are typically investigated not by the CCRB but by state or federal prosecutors in conjunction with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau or the FBI.

Read more about what we’ve included in the database and why, and see our answers to questions we have received about this data. If you have information about any of these officers or cases, please fill out our form.

All of the records in this data are from closed cases. But if you see an error, contact the CCRB. If the agency updates its records and lets us know, we'll do so as well.

The data used in this database is downloadable from ProPublica’s Data Store.

Source
This data was obtained through a records request made to the CCRB. It includes fully investigated allegations only for officers who were members of the department as of late June 2020 and against whom the CCRB has substantiated at least one allegation.
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