Abuse of Authority: Threat Of Summons

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
109
Complaints
114
Allegations
116

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
Lennoxann Samerson Police Officer Black female Hispanic female, 35 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Exonerated 2019
Scott Hampton Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 50 years old Exonerated 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Hassan Paris Police Officer Black male Black female, 38 years old Exonerated 2019
Kimberly Lucas Police Officer Black female White male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Smith Police Officer White male Black female, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Johnson Police Officer White male White female, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Amaury Tineo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Exonerated 2019
Adnan Radoncic Sergeant White male Black female, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christian Salazar Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 55 years old Exonerated 2018
Edward Mcclain Police Officer White male Black male, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
James Argila Police Officer White male Black male, 41 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Thomas Smith Captain White male White male, 41 years old Exonerated 2018
William Froehlich Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Irene Bonicadelgado Detective Hispanic female White male, 66 years old Exonerated 2018
Brendan Dono Police Officer White male White male, 52 years old Exonerated 2018
Paul Polintan Police Officer Asian male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Emilio Estevez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Pyzikiewicz Police Officer White male Asian male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Dion Edwards Detective Black male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Md Rahman Police Officer Asian male White male, 50 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Angel Rolon Police Officer Hispanic male Other Race female, 40 years old Exonerated 2018
Yezenia Wagner Police Officer Hispanic female Asian male, 54 years old Exonerated 2018
Ioannis Rizos Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 29 years old Exonerated 2018
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2017
Daniel Pietranico Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2017
George Isabel Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Joby Thomas Police Officer Asian male Hispanic female, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Christophe Napolitano Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2016
Roman Israilov Lieutenant White male Unknown not described Exonerated 2016
Brendan Dono Police Officer White male Black female, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Mark Ward Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
William Taylor Deputy Inspector White male Hispanic male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Samuel Hui Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Patrick Cherry Detective White male Asian male, 47 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2015
Kevin Mockel Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2015
Jason Santana Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Joseph Mcevoy Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Whelan Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Thomas Gagliardi Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 56 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Ramiro Ruiz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Larry Meyers Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
William Palmer Police Officer Black male White male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Darnell Forrester Police Officer Black male Black male, 67 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Danny Williams Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 30 years old Substantiated (Instructions) 2014
Bryan Vaughan Police Officer White male Black female, 38 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Gregory Gianacopulos Police Officer White male Asian male, 48 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
Alejandro Valderrama Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 36 years old Exonerated 2013
Vincent Dima Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Jay Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 53 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2013
Kenneth Gallart Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Ryan Healy Police Officer White male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Ruben Serrano Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 42 years old Exonerated 2012
Jeffrey Hunold Police Officer White male Black female, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Juan Cabrera Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Vincenzo Trabolse Police Officer White male Black female, 28 years old Exonerated 2012
Nico Hewitt Police Officer Black male Black female, 55 years old Exonerated 2012
Adam Imperato Police Officer White male White female, 27 years old Exonerated 2012
Senia Taveras Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2011
Mark Kistoo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2010
Il Baik Police Officer Asian male Hispanic female, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2009
Albert Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 28 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Ryan Dowling Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2008
Marcy Velez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2008
Florencio Arquer Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 48 years old Exonerated 2008
Pedro Rios Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 29 years old Exonerated 2008
Thomas Smith Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Nico Hewitt Police Officer Black male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Michael Mitchell Police Officer Black male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Barbara Fischer Sergeant White female White female, 57 years old Exonerated 2007
Bruce Ceparano Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2007
Christophe Oconnor Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2007
Alexander Wancel Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
John Rajan Sergeant Asian male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Neil Zuber Police Officer White male White female, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Joseph Bell Lieutenant White male White male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Patrick Ryan Police Officer White male Not available female, 25 years old Exonerated 2006
Shuzhen Wong Police Officer Asian female Black male, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Armando Cardenio Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2006
Jonathan Leon Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2006
Francisco Ponce Police Officer Hispanic male Asian male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Robert Oswald Police Officer White male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2006
Jose Delrosario Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Albert Anzalone Police Officer White male White male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Joseph Cruzado Police Officer White male Black male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Peter Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 32 years old Exonerated 2005
Michael White Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Donald Abrams Sergeant White male White male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
William Ditomaso Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2005
Carlos Viera Police Officer Hispanic male Not available female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Ryan Habermehl Police Officer White male White female, 21 years old Exonerated 2005
Michael Perry Police Officer White male Black male, 74 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2004
Kevin Judge Sergeant White male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2004
Christophe Klein Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2004
Peter Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 49 years old Exonerated 2004
Brian Depalo Police Officer White male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
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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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