Abuse of Authority: Refusal To Provide Name/Shield Number

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
1,145
Complaints
1,228
Allegations
1,483

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
Dwight Powell Police Officer Black male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Daniel Silverio Detective Hispanic male Black female, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Matthew Finn Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 34 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Darion Francis Police Officer Black male White male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kimberly Lucas Police Officer Black female Other Race female, 68 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Gabriel Cuevas Sergeant Hispanic male White male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Victor Borg Police Officer White male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kevin Gwinn Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 70 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jason Barish Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Steve Fleischhauer Police Officer White male White female, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Artur Espenberg Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andre Teterycz Sergeant White male White female, 76 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Brian Finnerty Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Chanel Gomez Police Officer Black female Black female, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Yaowen Liu Police Officer Asian male Black female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Richard Light Police Officer White male Black male, 63 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Michael Fratangelo Detective White male Black female, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
George Vrotsos Police Officer White male Black male, 58 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Odalis Perez Detective Hispanic female Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Brett Woodard Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
John Gergis Police Officer White male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Steven Muskovic Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Jose Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Yefersson Salasmartinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Brian Alexander Sergeant White male Black female, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black female, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Adrian Duran Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Bryan Pocalyko Sergeant White male Black female, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Nairobi Grayson Police Officer Black male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Andrew Wunsch Detective White male White male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Doreyda Munoz Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Gina Mestre Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
John Mascetti Police Officer White male White male, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Sean Murphy Police Officer White male White male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Bridget Courtney Police Officer White female White male, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Ariel Urena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Tarakur Chowdhury Sergeant Asian male White male, 58 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Gabriel Cuadros Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Mccarthy Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Rafael Moscoso Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 43 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Richard Light Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Aleksandr Pasynkov Sergeant White male White male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Alan Hassel Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Algerio Police Officer White male White female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Aleksandr Kovalenko Sergeant White male Black male, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Brian Ramirez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Brian Mahon Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Aleksandr Pasynkov Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Demonda Sergeant White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Mcevoy Detective White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Iftekharul Awal Police Officer Asian male Black male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Kevin Brennan Police Officer White male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
James Olson Police Officer White male White female, 71 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Mcevoy Detective White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Steven Schwartz Police Officer White male White female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Karanlall Brijbukhan Detective Asian male Black female, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Carlton Mckenney Sergeant Black male White male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Gina Mestre Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Edgar Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Gabriel Nacelewicz Detective White male Black male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jason Brown Police Officer White male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Anthony Cassase Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
David Cowan Detective White male Hispanic female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Leonard Clarke Police Officer Black male Black female, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Brian Holshek Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Keyana Kendall Police Officer Black male White female, 76 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Veronica Martino Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Suthom Ungcharoen Police Officer Asian male White male, 63 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Jeremiah Williams Detective Black male Asian female, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Wojciech Czech Police Officer White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Yaowen Liu Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Jeannette Rivera Detective Hispanic female Hispanic male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Christophe Mcdonald Police Officer Black male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Matthew Medina Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Edson Brutus Police Officer Black male Asian female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Yaritza Casul Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 64 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Salvatore Melore Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Sharif Portee Police Officer Black male Black female, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Carnacchio Police Officer White male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Christophe Schiro Police Officer White male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Mordecai Austrie Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Clark Sergeant White male Other Race male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Sharif Portee Police Officer Black male American Indian female, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Alwyn Phillips Police Officer Black male Unknown female, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Christophe Aylward Police Officer White male Black female, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joby Thomas Police Officer Asian male Hispanic female, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Gregory Green Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Gregory Kielb Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Jaime Arroyo Detective Hispanic male Hispanic female, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Yevgeniy Zaytsev Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Kevin Morgan Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Becker Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
John Peppard Police Officer White male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Justin Simms Sergeant White male Refused male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Yael Magori Lieutenant White female White female, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Eugene Choi Police Officer Asian male White female, 76 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Jose Caban Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Iftekharul Awal Police Officer Asian male Black female, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 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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