Abuse of Authority: Strip Searched

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
399
Complaints
484
Allegations
556

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
Godwin Ngai Police Officer Asian male Black male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Reynaldo Pena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Mccarthy Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alexander Wancel Lieutenant Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2019
Alfredo Brewster Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Dan Ast Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 31 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Nicholas Kourounis Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Fresia Maciasburgos Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 34 years old Exonerated 2018
Daniel Gerardi Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
John Becerra Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2018
Nelson Ayala Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Elijah Boyle Detective Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Darryl Chen Police Officer Black male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Brian Mahon Police Officer White male Unknown male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Fresia Maciasburgos Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic female, 23 years old Exonerated 2018
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Henry Daverin Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Christophe Sanchez Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kevin Kenny Lieutenant White male Unknown male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Henry Daverin Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Thomas Geberth Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Francis Conejo Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Thomas Geberth Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Michael Bowman Sergeant White male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2018
Kieran Tracy Sergeant White male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Martin Cunningham Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Hassan Gheith Police Officer White male White male, 23 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Thomas Macca Police Officer White male White male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
John Mejia Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Anis Nikocevic Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2017
Stacey Hulse Police Officer Hispanic female Other Race transman (ftm), 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Mobeen Yasin Sergeant Asian male White male, 23 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Juan Quiroz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jason Valentino Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Exonerated 2017
Michael Gonzalez Detective Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jason Stocker Sergeant White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Martin Cunningham Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Richard Young Sergeant White male Black male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Mobeen Yasin Sergeant Asian male White male, 22 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Christophe Crain Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Lamont Gibson Sergeant Black male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Nikolaos Stefopoulos Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Richard Mezzatesta Sergeant White male Asian male, 27 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jack Dagnese Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Richard Mezzatesta Sergeant White male Asian male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Hassan Gheith Police Officer White male White male, 22 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Davon Alston Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 19 years old Exonerated 2017
Michael Heinz Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Mohammed Rios Detective Hispanic male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2017
Jason Merchan Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Darrien King Sergeant Black male Black male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Triston Trunk Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Miller Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 39 years old Exonerated 2017
Konti Markvukaj Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Darrell Lowe Police Officer White male Unknown not described, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Darrell Lowe Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Brian Query Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Nikolaos Stefopoulos Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 43 years old Exonerated 2016
Malik Mccloud Police Officer Black male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Juan Candelario Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Kevin Deleon Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 25 years old Exonerated 2016
Brian Alexander Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Afzal Ali Sergeant Asian male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Kevin Martin Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Joel Ayala Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Alexandru Anghel Sergeant White male Black male, 56 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Michael Carrieri Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Frank Amill Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Kelly Hughes Police Officer White female Black male, 15 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2016
Albert Castillo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 53 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Vincent Fontana Sergeant White male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Mayko Matos Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
David Marconi Detective White male White male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Michael Dicecco Sergeant White male White transwoman (mtf), 44 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Christophe Walsh Police Officer White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Darrell Lowe Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 20 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Jason Korpolinski Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 46 years old Exonerated 2016
Dean Campbell Detective Black male Black male, 22 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Charles Cavallaro Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
William Butler Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Anthony Donato Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Kevin Maloney Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Exonerated 2016
Albert Castillo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Frank Amill Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Anis Nikocevic Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Exonerated 2015
Peter Lazare Police Officer Black male Black male, 21 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Matthew Escudero Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2015
Matthew Manchester Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Rashan Lacoste Detective Black male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Robert Mciver Police Officer Black male Black male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Ruben Guerrero Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Christopher McCormack Inspector White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Herbert Medina Detective Hispanic male Black male, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Kimberly Burgos Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 51 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Petlyn Job Police Officer Black female Hispanic female, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Shibu Madhu Sergeant Asian male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Philip Vaccarino Detective White male Hispanic male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Juan Santiago Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
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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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