Abuse of Authority: Refusal To Process Civilian Complaint

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
173
Complaints
163
Allegations
185

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
Darren King Sergeant Black male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Dominick Abate Police Officer White male Black male, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Stephan Carr Police Officer White male Black female, 34 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
John Sosa Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 35 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Louis Barbarelli Lieutenant White male Hispanic not described, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Krysta Cosenza Police Officer White female Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Eric Almeida Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White male, 58 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Shirnell Williams Sergeant Black female Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Nasser Alsubai Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Anthony Baty Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Olivia Windisch Police Officer White female Hispanic female, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Wilmer Marquez Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic female, 48 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Michael Hansson Sergeant White male Black female, 34 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Brian Fragliossi Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Leslie Romero Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Angel Dejesus Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Michael Jacobi Police Officer White male Asian male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Cristy Camarenaabad Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 60 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Juan Hernandez Sergeant Hispanic male White male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Gregory Green Police Officer Black male Hispanic female, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Melissa Arvelo Police Officer White female Hispanic male, 36 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Paul Aparo Sergeant White male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Paul Aparo Sergeant White male Black female, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Robert Hyland Sergeant White male White male, 68 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Tamika Jardine Police Officer Black female Refused male, 41 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Senia Taveras Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Genti Bektashaj Sergeant White male Black female, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Kevin Gwinn Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 30 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Genti Bektashaj Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Jonathan Mcdonald Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Racquel Palmer Police Officer Black female White female, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Bryan Wilson Police Officer White male White male, 74 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Norman Cox Sergeant Black male Black male, 55 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Jason Zeikel Lieutenant White male Other Race female, 57 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
David Belkin Police Officer White male Asian female, 54 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Jayson Evert Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 67 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Todd Jacoby Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Fitzroy Vigilance Sergeant Black male Other Race male, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Danny Lei Sergeant Asian male Refused female, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Christophe Harris Police Officer Black male Asian female, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
James Soares Lieutenant White male White female, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Larry Meyers Lieutenant White male Black male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Colbert Martin Lieutenant Black male Hispanic female, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Katherine Torres Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Nathan Mole Sergeant Black male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Nathan Mole Sergeant Black male Black female, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Minhaj Khalique Police Officer Asian male Refused female, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Yefersson Salasmartinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andre Teterycz Sergeant White male Other Race female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Cordones Sergeant Hispanic male Refused female, 39 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Jose Santini Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Herman Lai Sergeant Asian male Other Race male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Janine Micheli Police Officer White female Hispanic male, 67 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Eliezer Caraballo Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Jason Wells Police Officer Black male White female, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Mark Finelli Sergeant White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Paula Smith Sergeant Black female White male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Richard Law Police Officer Asian male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Michael Szczecinski Sergeant White male White male, 40 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Michael Szczecinski Sergeant White male Asian male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
James Gale Sergeant White male Asian male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Black male, 37 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Ayanna Harrison Sergeant Black female Hispanic male, 43 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Jessica Romance Detective Hispanic female Black female, 30 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Keith Cheng Sergeant Asian male Black male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Nicholas Corrado Lieutenant White male Unknown male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Morris Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Derek Wilkins Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Richard Law Police Officer Asian male Refused female, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Stephen Solcany Sergeant White male White male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Nathan Mole Sergeant Black male Hispanic female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Benjamin Gottlieb Lieutenant White male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Stephen Polesovsky Police Officer White male White male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Philip Tse Police Officer Asian male Black female, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Shalendra Beharry Police Officer Asian male Asian male, 47 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Steven Owens Police Officer Black male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Minh Tran Sergeant Asian male Hispanic male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Anthony Lee Police Officer Black male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Brian Query Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
David Oyague Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Julio Acuria Sergeant Hispanic male Other Race male, 47 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2016
Bobbie Crooks Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Carlos Viera Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Kristy Abbasciano Police Officer White female Hispanic male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Thomas Kelly Lieutenant White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Rajesh Lalwani Sergeant Asian male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Shacole Odell Police Officer Black female White female, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
James Holder Police Officer Black male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Cintron Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Courtney Nilan Lieutenant White female White female, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Catherine Kunst Sergeant White female Hispanic male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Gregory Long Sergeant White male Black female, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Shane Mathai Police Officer Asian male White male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Ervy Diaz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Herme Perdomo Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Neil Conde Police Officer White male White female, 28 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Ruben Guerrero Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
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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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