Abuse of Authority: Person Searched

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
68
Complaints
77
Allegations
94

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
Gary Denezzo Detective White male Not available male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 1999
Christophe Lagrasta Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Corey Grable Police Officer Black male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Instructions) 1999
Mark Kurys Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1999
Edward Deighan Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1999
Raymond Jansen Sergeant White male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 1999
Erick Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1999
Malcolm Freeman Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1998
Francisco Rosado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Carlos Lewis Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1998
Brian Gill Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Michael Cronin Detective White male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 1998
Joseph Gulotta Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Philip Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Vincent Gaizo Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Angel Arroyo Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1998
Steven Glassman Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
William Dunn Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Norberto Tirado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Ramon Munoz Detective Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Michael Dicecco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Vincent Maher Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Timothy Heines Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Patricia Macdonald Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1997
Sean Mccarthy Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Paul Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1997
Felix Garcia Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1997
Steven Smolarsky Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Joseph Hayes Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Instructions) 1997
Ischaler Grant Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Josh Ulan Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Manuel Matos Detective Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Edward Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Roger Savage Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1997
Roger Savage Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Robert Delaney Detective White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Peter Rhatigan Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Franklin Bohr Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1996
Christophe Jones Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1996
Matthew Vahey Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Edward Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Thomas Dunsing Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Salvatore Molino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Richard Brea Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
John Gleason Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Thomas Gergley Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Bryan Mcnulty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Gregory Butler Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Michael Porr Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Thomas Galati Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Dino Tamayo Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Edward Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Leighton Myrie Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Keith Bryan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Jeffrey Maddrey Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1994
Jeffrey Maddrey Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1994
Jeffrey Maddrey Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1994
Jeffrey Maddrey Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1994
Kevin Brunner Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1994
Steven Cohn Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Thomas Galati Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Patricia Macdonald Police Officer White female Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1993
Paul Mcmahon Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Paul Deentremont Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1991
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1991
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1991
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1991
Paul Digiacomo Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1990
Gary Messina Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
Troy Patterson Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
Richard Bergin Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1989
Peter Ievolo Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
Richard Bergin Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1988
Joseph Grogan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
Joseph Grogan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
Joseph Grogan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
Joseph Grogan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
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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