Abuse of Authority: Refusal To Show Search Warrant

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
98
Complaints
106
Allegations
125

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
David Grieco Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jamar Goddard Detective Black male Unknown female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alexandru Anghel Sergeant White male Unknown female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Timothy Skretch Captain White male Hispanic male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
William Taylor Inspector White male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Matthew Lewis Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Steven Acevedo Detective Hispanic male Black female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Frank Kish Sergeant White male Black female, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
James Zozzaro Detective White male Black male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
David Oconnell Sergeant White male Black female, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
David Oconnell Sergeant White male Black male, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Anthony Longobardi Captain White male White female, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Christophe Furegno Police Officer White male Black female, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Elliot Colon Deputy Inspector Hispanic male Other Race male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Edward Scali Sergeant White male Black female, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andrew Fago Detective White male Hispanic female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kellan Oneill Police Officer White male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black female, 79 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Paul Scocca Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black female, 79 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jena Leocadio Police Officer Black female Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Daniel Alessandrino Detective White male Black female, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jose Cintron Detective Hispanic male Not available male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Waliur Rahman Detective Asian male Black female, 78 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Lawrence Hotaling Detective White male Black female, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Leonard Clarke Police Officer Black male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Leonard Clarke Police Officer Black male Black female, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black female, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black female, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Brian Nyhus Captain White male Black female, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jose Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 66 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Frank Kish Sergeant White male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Herminio Baez Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 40 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Thomas Ramirez Detective Hispanic male Hispanic female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Adam Dumelle Police Officer White male Black male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jose Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Javier Velez Detective Hispanic male Black female, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Alhadys Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Frank Jurs Lieutenant White male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
James Romano Police Officer White male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Alexandru Anghel Sergeant White male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Nelson Ayala Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Paul Ortiz Detective Hispanic male Black male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Waliur Rahman Detective Asian male Hispanic female, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Katrina Forrester Detective Black female Black female, -1 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Essence Jackson Detective Black male Black female, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Jamaal Miller Police Officer Black male Black male, 77 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Joaquin Morales Lieutenant Hispanic male Black female, 64 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Richard Bevers Detective White male Hispanic male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Brian Mullen Inspector White male Black male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Kevin Devine Sergeant White male Black female, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Erik Nelson Detective White male Black female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
James Baez Detective Hispanic male Black female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Gary Messina Captain White male Black female, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Lawrence Hotaling Detective White male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Clifton Clarke Detective Black male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2015
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
James Walsh Detective White male Black female, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
James Baez Detective Hispanic male Black female, 70 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Byran Pitts Detective Black male Hispanic male, 59 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Robert Clark Sergeant Black male Black male, 57 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Scott Cote Detective White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Kevin Devine Sergeant White male Black male, 37 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
David Terrell Detective Black male Black male, 50 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Brian Byrnes Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Alexandru Anghel Sergeant White male Black female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Tyrone Thompson Detective Black male Black female, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Leandro Castro Detective Hispanic male Hispanic female, 32 years old Substantiated (Instructions) 2014
Michael Burke Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 35 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2014
Joseph Fernandez Detective Hispanic male Black female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Shane Killilea Sergeant White male Black female, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Shane Killilea Sergeant White male Black male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
James Miles Police Officer Black male Other Race male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Jason Levy Detective White male Black female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Derrick Milligan Sergeant Black male Black female, 52 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2014
Nicholas Neve Detective White male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Nicholas Neve Detective White male Hispanic male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Mike Civil Detective Black male White male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Joseph Cruzado Sergeant White male Other Race male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Michael Fahmy Detective White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Daniel Guerra Sergeant White male Black female, 38 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Johnpaul Slater Detective White male Black female, 60 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Mark Ward Police Officer White male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Anthony Gonzalez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Franklin Bohr Sergeant White male Black female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Daniel Baca Detective Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Samuel Maria Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
James Zozzaro Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Andrew Fago Detective White male Black female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Nicholas Neve Detective White male Black female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Carlos Marchena Detective Hispanic male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Guy Gargano Police Officer White male Black female, 38 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Christophe Dede Detective White male Black female, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
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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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