Abuse of Authority: Search (Of Person)

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
1,332
Complaints
1,708
Allegations
2,047

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
Matthew Kelleher Police Officer White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Michael Hawk Police Officer White male Black female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jose Cordero Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Hawk Police Officer White male Black female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Joseph Mcevoy Detective White male Black male, 43 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Nicoletti Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Joel Bolivar Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Rexford Asiedu Police Officer Black male White male, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Ivan Luciano Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Robert Mcginn Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Junaid Saeed Police Officer Asian male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
David Fitchik Police Officer White male Not available male Unsubstantiated 2019
Ariel Eusebio Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
James Holder Police Officer Black male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Edward Ahearne Police Officer White male Black male, 36 years old Exonerated 2019
Anthony Donato Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Gagliardi Detective White male White male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jose Leon Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 33 years old Exonerated 2019
Samantha Humburg Police Officer White female White female, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Gabriel Cuevas Sergeant Hispanic male Unknown male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Angelo Martino Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Robert Deferrari Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Junaid Saeed Police Officer Asian male Black male Exonerated 2019
Michael Laborde Police Officer Black male Refused male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Louis Aponte Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 36 years old Exonerated 2019
Samuel Hui Police Officer Asian male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
David Fitchik Police Officer White male Not available male Unsubstantiated 2019
Nathaniel Beck Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Jonathan Hom Sergeant Asian male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Satinderpa Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jeremiah Williams Detective Black male Black male, 59 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Ramon Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Unknown female Unsubstantiated 2019
Jason Valentino Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Gregg Minardi Sergeant White male Black not described, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Haws Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Mathew Reich Detective White male White male, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Mathew Reich Detective White male White male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
David Fitchik Police Officer White male Not available male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jimmy Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Adam Conlin Detective White male Hispanic male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Raso Lieutenant White male Refused male Exonerated 2019
Robert Gallagher Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Vincent Dandraia Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Steven Rupnick Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kevin Mccarthy Sergeant White male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Mathew Reich Detective White male White male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
John Zanca Sergeant White male Black male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alex Merizalde Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race female, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Not available male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Brett Woodard Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Junaid Saeed Police Officer Asian male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Maxwell Bindman Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Christian Flores Sergeant Hispanic male Other Race male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Erik Lubrano Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Steven Cruver Police Officer White male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christian Flores Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Nocerino Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Janert Gil Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Konti Markvukaj Police Officer White male Refused male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Konti Markvukaj Police Officer White male Refused male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Tyler Howe Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Daniel Davidoff Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Saquoi Harris Police Officer Black male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Nocerino Sergeant White male Not available male Exonerated 2019
Erick Flores Detective Hispanic male Not available male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Brower Police Officer White male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Terrence Howard Sergeant Black male Black female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Rafael Santos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Tomas Janciauskas Police Officer White male Unknown male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Daniel Guida Lieutenant White male Unknown male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Andrew Cummings Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2018
Francisco Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jonathan Cancel Police Officer Hispanic male American Indian male, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 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
Steven Abrams Police Officer White male Black female, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Keyana Kendall Police Officer Black male Hispanic female, 40 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Christophe Ryan Police Officer White male Black female, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male American Indian male, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Daniel Haggerty Sergeant White male Unknown male Exonerated 2018
Daniel Gerardi Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
James Argila Police Officer White male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2018
Gary Leite Police Officer White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2018
Louis Dambrosio Detective White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Robert Barnett Sergeant White male Black male Unsubstantiated 2018
Darion Francis Police Officer Black male White male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Robert Alimena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Louis Villegas Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2018
Gabriel Cuadros Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 18 years old Exonerated 2018
Lawrice Crawford Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Gabriel Cuadros Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2018
Aleksandr Pasynkov Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2018
James Zozzaro Detective White male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Daniel Fitzpatrick Lieutenant White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2018
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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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