Abuse of Authority: Question

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
459
Complaints
448
Allegations
527

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 Howe Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Anthony Bomparola Police Officer White male Black male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Leonardo Nimo Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Nelson Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 28 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Billy Dill Police Officer Black male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Samuel Hui Police Officer Asian male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Karl Thomas Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Michael Hansson Sergeant White male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Renaldo Weekes Police Officer Black male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jose Camacho Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 54 years old Exonerated 2019
Daniel Hachemeister Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Vincent Gambino Police Officer White male Black male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Stephen Schmitt Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Not available male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Keith Figueroa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Scott Leff Sergeant White male Black female, 46 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Raso Lieutenant White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Accetta Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jimmy Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Timothy Fox Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Steven Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Patrick Horkan Detective White male Black male, 49 years old Exonerated 2019
Lennoxann Samerson Police Officer Black female Hispanic female, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Gregg Minardi Sergeant White male Black not described, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Falcon Police Officer White male Other Race male, 48 years old Exonerated 2019
Daniel Manetta Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jason Valentino Sergeant White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Scott Walicki Police Officer White male Black male, 62 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Robert Mcginn Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Bryan Scheblein Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Jose Leon Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Michael Johnston Detective White male White male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Omar Carrascotatis Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 62 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Nicoletti Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Patrick Volgende Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 76 years old Exonerated 2018
Mark Offenbacher Police Officer White male Refused male, 46 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Bletcher Sergeant Black male Hispanic female, 34 years old Exonerated 2018
Justin Ellis Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2018
Justin Ellis Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2018
Jose Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 18 years old Exonerated 2018
Robert Chan Sergeant Asian male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Laborde Police Officer Black male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Rochael Vasquez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Gabriel Cuadros Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 18 years old Exonerated 2018
Dwight Powell Police Officer Black male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Anton Bartoldus Detective White male White male, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Temperino Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Jonathan Taveras Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Ryan Snavely Police Officer White male Black male, 51 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Daniel Silverio Detective Hispanic male Black male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Merita Hoxha Police Officer White female Hispanic male, 16 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Frank Recca Police Officer White male White male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Franklin Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 33 years old Exonerated 2018
Harris Haskovic Police Officer White male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Billy Gomez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Saquoi Harris Police Officer Black male Black male Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Joseph Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Saquoi Harris Police Officer Black male Other Race female, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Eric Iocco Police Officer White male White male, 62 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Mayko Matos Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Sean Collins Police Officer White male Black male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Bryan Scheblein Police Officer White male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Yahkeem White Police Officer Black male Hispanic female, 34 years old Exonerated 2018
Robert Eysel Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Numael Amador Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Peter Deak Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 67 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Colin Kogan Police Officer White male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Victor Velez Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 16 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Edward Caceres Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 67 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Steven Abrams Police Officer White male Black female, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2018
Wilbert Rodriguez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Timothy Gaven Detective White male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jerry Sukhnandan Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Becker Police Officer Hispanic male Not available , 32 years old Exonerated 2017
Michael Becker Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Daniel Shaw Police Officer Black male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2017
Juan Cabrera Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Patrick Quigley Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Daniel Nunez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jose Villafane Police Officer Hispanic male Not available , 32 years old Exonerated 2017
Jose Villafane Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2017
Michael Barbetto Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Deodat Urprasad Deputy Inspector Asian male Asian male, 37 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Ariel Urena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Exonerated 2017
Daniel Nunez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 26 years old Exonerated 2017
Daniel Campbell Lieutenant White male Not available male Unsubstantiated 2017
Anthony Hyde Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Becker Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2017
Edgar Padilla Sergeant Hispanic male Unknown male Unsubstantiated 2017
Thomas Sheridan Police Officer White male Black female, 51 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 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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