Abuse of Authority: Other

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
400
Complaints
373
Allegations
461

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
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male White male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Ariel Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
David Grieco Sergeant White male Black female, 56 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Thomas Martilla Police Officer White male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
David Grieco Sergeant White male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Jeffry Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2019
Jonathan Hom Sergeant Asian male Black male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Alexander Wancel Lieutenant Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
David Grieco Sergeant White male Black female, 40 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
David Grieco Sergeant White male Black female, 40 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White male, 58 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Algerio Police Officer White male Black male, 46 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Michael Falcon Police Officer White male Other Race male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Shahel Miah Police Officer Asian male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Thomas Gagliardi Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2019
Christophe Haws Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Amado Vargas Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Robert Uribe Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Thomas Geberth Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Nicholas Corrado Lieutenant White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Edward Mcbride Detective White male White female, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Brian Mahon Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Lauren Orourke Detective White female Hispanic male, 40 years old Exonerated 2018
Robin Taveras Sergeant Hispanic male Other Race male, 30 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
David Johnson Police Officer Black male White female Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
David Johnson Police Officer Black male White male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
David Grieco Sergeant White male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Lawrice Crawford Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Collin Gordon Police Officer Black male White male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2018
Carl Scogmanillo Sergeant White male Black male, 16 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Isaac Souchak Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Philip Picciano Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Maria Bocachica Detective Hispanic female Black female, 73 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Abiola Errico Police Officer Black female White male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Jonathan Lovera Detective Hispanic male White male, 15 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
James Zozzaro Detective White male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
David Johnson Police Officer Black male White male, 31 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Steven Moran Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2018
Carl Scogmanillo Sergeant White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Angel Andujar Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 49 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Jeffrey Brown Police Officer Black male White male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Louis Guglielmo Sergeant White male White male Unsubstantiated 2018
Darren Caranella Police Officer White male Black female, 51 years old Exonerated 2018
Alan Chau Sergeant Asian male Not available Exonerated 2018
Justin Caballero Police Officer White male Black female, 51 years old Exonerated 2018
Jeffrey Brown Police Officer Black male White female Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Jeffrey Brown Police Officer Black male White male, 31 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
George Taylor Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Keith Chatterton Police Officer White male Black male, 55 years old Exonerated 2017
Christian Lopez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Luis Gutierrez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
John Uske Police Officer White male Black female, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Thomas Cropley Police Officer White male White female, 60 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Jocelyn Peralta Sergeant Hispanic female Other Race female, 53 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male Black male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Kristo Cevi Police Officer White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Joby Thomas Police Officer Asian male Hispanic female, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Carlos Pimentel Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 28 years old Exonerated 2017
Karla Arvayo Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Erik Lubrano Lieutenant White male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Deodat Urprasad Deputy Inspector Asian male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Daniel Shaw Police Officer Black male White male, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Charles Zwilling Sergeant White male Black female, 40 years old Exonerated 2017
George Taylor Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Lance Walter Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jose Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Ernest Morales Deputy Inspector Hispanic male Hispanic male, 48 years old Exonerated 2017
Thomas Martilla Police Officer White male White male, 57 years old Exonerated 2017
Joel Riveragonzalez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 21 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Matthew Lambert Police Officer White male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Eduard Nogol Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Robert Pepe Police Officer White male White female, 43 years old Exonerated 2017
George Taylor Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Thomas Nicoletti Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Peter Ahn Sergeant Asian male Asian female, 63 years old Exonerated 2017
Eduard Nogol Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Hemadeh Fattah Detective White male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Richard Oneill Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 66 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Sicelin Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Sicelin Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Joseph Castaldo Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Weber Sergeant White male Black male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Joseph Sotira Police Officer White male Asian male, 36 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Brendan Grace Police Officer White male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jorge Rodriguez Lieutenant Hispanic male White female, 50 years old Exonerated 2017
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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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