Abuse of Authority: Threat Of Force (Verbal Or Physical)

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
710
Complaints
832
Allegations
912

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
David Grieco Sergeant White male Unknown male, 23 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Zachery Zinaman Police Officer White male White female, 55 years old Exonerated 2019
Cecilio Ramos Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Exonerated 2019
Alvin Pizarro Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Joseph Dionisi Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Andrew Nguyen Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Resembric Altamar Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
David Damico Police Officer White male Unknown male, 55 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Jeremiah Williams Detective Black male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Renan Darbouze Police Officer Black male Black female, 36 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Matthew Vahey Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Blake Ficken Police Officer White male Other Race male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Craig Basler Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michal Jalbrzykowski Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Kyron Delarosa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Algerio Police Officer White male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Eric Droz Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 43 years old Exonerated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Not available , 59 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Joseph Dionisi Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Smith Sergeant White male Asian male, 49 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Rafael Santos Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michele Butera Detective White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Ever Cruz Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race male, 28 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Dionisi Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Not available male, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Karla Arvayo Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Yefet Sharabi Police Officer White male Black male, 52 years old Exonerated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male White male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Louis Depergola Sergeant White male Other Race female, 29 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Ahmad Brannon Police Officer Black male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Resembric Altamar Police Officer Hispanic male Not available , 24 years old Exonerated 2019
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Raymond Abear Detective Asian male Black male, 16 years old Exonerated 2019
Nicholas Schiraldi Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
John Pedersen Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Robert Falcone Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Shawn Moynihan Police Officer White male Black male, 39 years old Exonerated 2019
Andre Morris Police Officer Black male Unknown male Unsubstantiated 2018
Mark Anderson Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 21 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Edward Obrien Police Officer White male White male, 43 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Jason Garcia Detective Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2018
Nicholas Albergo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Kevin Cox Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Steve Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 18 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Flavio Rodriguez Lieutenant Hispanic male Other Race male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Marlon Wright Police Officer Black male Unknown male, 17 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Adrian Ramon Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Flavio Rodriguez Lieutenant Hispanic male Other Race male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
German Gonzalez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 38 years old Exonerated 2018
Stacey Ellis Police Officer Black female Hispanic male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Franklin Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
John Diaz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2018
Andrew Cummings Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Brett Woodard Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Yefersson Salasmartinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Steven Gansrow Sergeant White male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Timothy Burke Sergeant White male Black male Exonerated 2018
Andrei Nijnic Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Thomas Bodai Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 21 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Christophe Sanchez Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jason Garcia Detective Hispanic male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Tiffany Brucewatson Police Officer Black female Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Charles Hillery Police Officer Black male Black male, 39 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Shawn Gallagher Police Officer White male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Charles Hillery Police Officer Black male Black female, 49 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
John Chavatte Sergeant White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2018
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2018
Jason Guzman Sergeant Hispanic male Unknown female, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Frank Giunta Police Officer White male Black female, 40 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Magdalena Raznikiewicz Sergeant White female Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Carl Scogmanillo Sergeant White male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Pyzikiewicz Police Officer White male Asian male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Adriano Deleon Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Jason Brown Police Officer White male Black female, 29 years old Exonerated 2018
Wojciech Czech Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Steve Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Damian Fana Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Dion Edwards Detective Black male Black male, 47 years old Exonerated 2018
Nicholas Bekas Police Officer White male White male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Hector Justinico Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Frank Ryan Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Andre Morris Police Officer Black male Unknown male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Johnny Mitchell Police Officer Black male Unknown male Exonerated 2018
Anthony Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Jonathan Galindosanchez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2018
Ryan Olsen Police Officer White male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Bryan Ortiz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2018
Avidan Santiago Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 50 years old Exonerated 2018
Christophe Sanchez Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Timothy Burke Sergeant White male Black female, 43 years old Exonerated 2018
Ryan Mcguinness Lieutenant White male White male, 63 years old Exonerated 2018
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 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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