Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory Arrest

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
130
Complaints
120
Allegations
147

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
Louis Aponte Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Mario Bueno Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 25 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Jason Guzman Sergeant Hispanic male Unknown female, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Daniel Fitzpatrick Lieutenant White male Black male, 22 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Black male, 73 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Taina Pacheco Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Henry Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Daniel Fitzpatrick Lieutenant White male Black male, 22 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Michael Shugrue Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Russell Lewis Police Officer Black male Unknown male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Louis Guglielmo Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Malachi Mckenith Police Officer Black male Black male, 13 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
John Gergis Police Officer White male White male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Bobby Glover Police Officer Black male White male, 37 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Ronald Remo Police Officer Asian male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Felix Baez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Wilson Verdesoto Detective Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Miguel Frias Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Elvis Duran Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Jason Korpolinski Sergeant White male Black male, 39 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Joseph Hartnett Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 54 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Risel Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Mandeep Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Robert Hawreluk Detective White male Hispanic male, 32 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Daniel Callinan Police Officer White male Black male, 54 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Brian Ramirez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 15 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Ruben Alvarez Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 32 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Mandeep Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 18 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Joseph Campbell Police Officer White male Black male, 49 years old Exonerated 2015
John Zorrilla Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
John Ferrara Sergeant White male Black male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Justin Delmonico Police Officer White male Black female, 15 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Neil Zuber Lieutenant White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Juan Santiago Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Tatiana Cruz Police Officer Hispanic female Other Race male, 25 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Francesco Cusimano Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Arsenio Camilo Lieutenant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Reuben Antwi Police Officer Black male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Joseph Gartner Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
Abraham Badillo Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2014
Paul Chierico Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Efrain Rojas Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 47 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
Willie Artiles Detective Hispanic male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Tatiana Cruz Police Officer Hispanic female Other Race male, 46 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Garry Lamour Police Officer Black male Black male, 16 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Lanier Glenn Lieutenant Black male Hispanic male, 23 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Davon Alston Sergeant Black male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Lanier Glenn Lieutenant Black male Hispanic male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Kenneth Vencak Police Officer White male White male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2013
Thomas Gagliardi Sergeant White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Mark Dibenedetto Sergeant White male Refused male, 38 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Robert Romano Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Javier Valentin Lieutenant Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Angel Delgado Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 17 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2012
Steven Green Captain White male Black male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2011
Tyler Ehrlein Detective White male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2011
Mario Morales Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2011
Matthew Monahan Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2011
Bruno Pierre Sergeant Black male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2011
Mario Morales Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2011
Jacobo Garay Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 40 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2010
Daniel Sbarra Sergeant White male Black male, 53 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2010
Anthony Anglisano Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 40 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
John Gogarty Lieutenant White male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (No Recommendations) 2009
Edward Reardon Police Officer White male Black male, 13 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
Gary Cerda Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 31 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
Jose Cadavid Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 49 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
Lynn Ruger Police Officer White female Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
Frank Sarrica Detective Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2009
John Slavinsky Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Substantiated (Instructions) 2009
Ramiro Burgarelli Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 29 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Barbara Fischer Sergeant White female Black female, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2008
Nino Lama Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Damon Martin Sergeant Black male Black male, 17 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Adrian Uruci Sergeant White male Unknown female, 43 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Robert Smith Police Officer White male Black female, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Nico Hewitt Police Officer Black male Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2007
Frank Santiago Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2007
Sean Mccarthy Sergeant White male Black male, 16 years old Exonerated 2007
Scott Henderson Captain Black male Black male, 16 years old Exonerated 2007
Douglas Schack Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 29 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2007
Genner Gomez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 13 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Joseph Gartner Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 22 years old Exonerated 2006
Eloy Sanchez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 13 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
William Glynn Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Aluthea Caviness Sergeant Black male Other Race male, 12 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2006
Brett Allen Police Officer White male Black male, 53 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2006
David Demelia Police Officer White male Black female, 40 years old Exonerated 2006
John Ryan Police Officer White male Black male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Arturo Muia Police Officer White male Other Race male, 12 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2006
Norman Grandstaff Sergeant White male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2006
John Musante Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2005
Thomas Varghese Police Officer Asian male Unknown male, 23 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2005
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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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