Abuse of Authority: Seizure Of Property

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
164
Complaints
167
Allegations
178

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
Johnny Orellana Captain Hispanic male Hispanic male, 39 years old Exonerated 2019
Sajjad Kiani Police Officer Asian male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Yael Magori Lieutenant White female Black male, 40 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Napolitano Police Officer White male Black male, 53 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Godwin Ngai Police Officer Asian male Black male, 44 years old Exonerated 2019
Alexander Bobo Sergeant Black male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Timothy Fox Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Billy Dill Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2019
Gabriel Cuevas Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Julio Delgado Captain Hispanic male Black male, 54 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Katherine Sepulveda Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 36 years old Exonerated 2019
Justin Senese Police Officer White male Black male, 62 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Pedro Almanzar Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 59 years old Exonerated 2019
Hector Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Asian male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Michael Cozier Sergeant White male Black female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Cozier Sergeant White male Black male, 51 years old Exonerated 2019
Andrew Alvarado Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Exonerated 2019
Christian Flores Sergeant Hispanic male Other Race male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Christophe Hassan Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 22 years old Exonerated 2019
Amylou Giannelli Detective White female Asian female, 25 years old Exonerated 2019
Keith Wagenhauser Police Officer White male Black male, 62 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Leo Bonacasa Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Charles Arnone Sergeant White male Black male, 48 years old Exonerated 2018
Vincent Mauro Police Officer White male Unknown male, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Frank Amill Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 25 years old Exonerated 2018
Alan Chau Sergeant Asian male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Angel Andujar Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 49 years old Exonerated 2018
Odalis Perez Detective Hispanic female Black female, 25 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Raymond Wong Police Officer Asian male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Wilfredo Benitez Detective Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Michael Bowman Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Junaid Saeed Police Officer Asian male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Michael Linder Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 32 years old Exonerated 2018
Henry Daverin Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Exonerated 2018
Gregg Minardi Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kevin Gwinn Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 70 years old Exonerated 2018
Jose Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 18 years old Exonerated 2018
Brian Finnerty Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Louis Sorrentino Police Officer White male White male, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
David Fitchik Police Officer White male Other Race female, 40 years old Exonerated 2018
David Fitchik Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2018
Ariel Klepadlo Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2018
Philip Picciano Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Daniel Tucker Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Alan Chau Sergeant Asian male Black female, 44 years old Exonerated 2018
James Zozzaro Detective White male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Odalis Perez Detective Hispanic female Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Eric Mcdevitt Police Officer White male Unknown female, 79 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Eric Mcdevitt Police Officer White male Unknown female, 79 years old Exonerated 2018
Nicholas Albergo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2018
Daniel Haggerty Sergeant White male Unknown male, 18 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Robert Morris Police Officer White male Black female, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Alan Chau Sergeant Asian male Black male, 66 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Alan Chau Sergeant Asian male Black female, 55 years old Exonerated 2017
Michael Gagliardi Police Officer White male Other Race male, 36 years old Exonerated 2017
Kevon Husband Police Officer Black male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2017
Angel Colon Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Ryan Hoffmann Police Officer White male Black male, 54 years old Exonerated 2017
Matthew Escudero Police Officer Hispanic male Not available male, 44 years old Exonerated 2017
Rachid Benlhoussain Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Isaac Souchak Police Officer White male Black female, 27 years old Exonerated 2017
Miguel Iglesias Lieutenant Hispanic male Not available female, 33 years old Exonerated 2017
Patrick Jean Police Officer Black male Black male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Bryan Polster Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Christophe Peguero Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Bryan Polster Police Officer White male Unknown male Unsubstantiated 2017
Ronald Remo Police Officer Asian male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Kiesha Lawhorne Police Officer Black female Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Alwyn Phillips Police Officer Black male Unknown female, 35 years old Exonerated 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Keith Walker Detective White male Unknown female Exonerated 2017
Anthony Baresi Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Gulotta Inspector White male Black male, 36 years old Exonerated 2016
Theohari Koumniotes Sergeant White male Black female, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Chris Aybar Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic female, 38 years old Exonerated 2016
Ignazio Debellis Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 53 years old Exonerated 2016
Mark Ward Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Herbert Medina Detective Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Delores Mitchell Police Officer Black female Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2016
Eric Robinson Captain White male Asian male, 52 years old Exonerated 2016
Christophe Haws Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 21 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Richard Ernyey Police Officer White male Black male, 44 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Michael Lipetri Inspector White male Black female, 51 years old Exonerated 2015
Diery Louis Police Officer Black male Black female, 27 years old Exonerated 2015
Lawrence Fiorello Sergeant White male White male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Shibu Madhu Sergeant Asian male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2015
Nathan Mole Sergeant Black male Black female, 68 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Raso Lieutenant White male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2015
Matthew Cahill Sergeant White male Black male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Jean Francisco Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Peter Borukhov Police Officer White male Black male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Dervent Williams Sergeant Black male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
William Tergesen Sergeant White male Black male, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2014
Robert Clark Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Christophe Ward Sergeant White male Black male, 46 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
Andrew Ho Police Officer Asian male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Andrew Fago Detective White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Jay Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Albert Aronov Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
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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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