Abuse of Authority: Threat Of 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
1,043
Complaints
1,266
Allegations
1,409

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
Michael Napolitano Police Officer White male Black male, 53 years old Exonerated 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Ahmed Abdalla Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Joseph Dionisi Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Giselle Batista Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 32 years old Exonerated 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White male, 58 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Timothy Sprague Sergeant White male Black female, 42 years old Exonerated 2019
Jeremiah Williams Detective Black male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Matthew Demaio Detective White male Hispanic male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Yael Magori Lieutenant White female Black female, 39 years old Exonerated 2019
Jorge Flores Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Yefet Sharabi Police Officer White male Black male, 52 years old Exonerated 2019
Christan Jimenez Detective Hispanic female Black female, 62 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Alwyn Phillips Police Officer Black male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2019
Anthony Jones Police Officer Black male Asian male, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
John Gengo Detective White male Hispanic female, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Damon Martin Sergeant Black male Black female, 45 years old Exonerated 2019
Jeremiah Williams Detective Black male Black male, 59 years old Exonerated 2019
Charesse Davis Police Officer Black female Other Race female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Johnanthon Alexander Police Officer Black male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Spalding Sergeant Black male Black male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kimberly Lucas Police Officer Black female White male, 50 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Louis Martinez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Letitia Monge Police Officer Black female White male, 70 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Hassan Paris Police Officer Black male Black female, 38 years old Exonerated 2019
Kelvin Peralta Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Dominicci Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 41 years old Exonerated 2019
Meglis Grullon Police Officer Hispanic female White male, 48 years old Exonerated 2019
Carlos Hernandez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Patrick Cherry Sergeant White male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Nealon Police Officer White male White male, 70 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
John Gengo Detective White male Hispanic female, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Keith Wagenhauser Police Officer White male Black male, 62 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alula Haileselassie Police Officer Black male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Henry Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 71 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Black female, 40 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Smith Sergeant White male Asian male, 49 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 18 years old Exonerated 2019
Sheldon Malcolm Detective Black male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2019
Edward Bogucki Police Officer White male Black male, 49 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Ashley Griffith Police Officer Black male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kerin Quinn Sergeant White female Black female, 22 years old Exonerated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 43 years old Exonerated 2019
Rhea Tiwary Police Officer Asian female Asian male, 33 years old Exonerated 2019
Sajjad Kiani Police Officer Asian male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Gregg Minardi Sergeant White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
Kevin Finegan Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 43 years old Exonerated 2019
Vincent Mauro Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Ariel Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Ahmad Shaheed Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 55 years old Exonerated 2019
Brendan Murphy Police Officer White male Not available female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Rhea Tiwary Police Officer Asian female Asian female, 67 years old Exonerated 2019
Brendan Murphy Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Elbi Martines Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Rainard Wroten Police Officer Black male White male, 59 years old Exonerated 2019
Brendan Murphy Police Officer White male White female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Nelson Ayala Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Kerin Quinn Sergeant White female Hispanic male, 36 years old Exonerated 2019
Jason Barish Police Officer White male American Indian male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Rochael Vasquez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Thomas Morton Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2019
Giuseppe Oliveri Police Officer White male White male, 16 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Tiffany Buccheri Police Officer White female Hispanic female, 46 years old Exonerated 2019
Johnny Orellana Captain Hispanic male Hispanic male, 39 years old Exonerated 2019
Christophe Nealon Police Officer White male White male, 25 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Laborde Police Officer Black male Refused male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Billy Dill Police Officer Black male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Juan Hernandez Sergeant Hispanic male White male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Dencil Parmar Police Officer Asian male White male, 17 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Michael Cozier Sergeant White male Unknown not described Exonerated 2019
Thomas Alps Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Craig Basler Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Khalid Ragab Detective White male Asian male, 57 years old Exonerated 2019
Hugh Mackenzie Lieutenant White male Unknown male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Falcon Police Officer White male Other Race male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jose Ramos Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
Dagoberto Rodriguez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2019
Scott Walicki Police Officer White male Black male, 62 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Karyn Mccormack Sergeant White female Black female, 42 years old Exonerated 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alena Aminova Police Officer White female White male, 58 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 30 years old Exonerated 2018
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 75 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Thomas Macca Police Officer White male White female, 74 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Anthony Longobardi Captain White male White female, 13 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Gesner Charles Sergeant Black male Unknown male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Thomas Macca Police Officer White male Unknown male, 78 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andrew Buck Police Officer White male Asian female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andre Morris Police Officer Black male Unknown male Exonerated 2018
Emile Pratt Sergeant White male Black female Exonerated 2018
Osvaldo Nunez Captain Hispanic male White male, 39 years old Exonerated 2018
Steven Schwartz Police Officer White male Asian female, 28 years old Exonerated 2018
Thomas Bodai Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Yevgeniy Zaytsev Police Officer White male Black male, 44 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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