Abuse of Authority: Threat To Damage/Seize 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
162
Complaints
162
Allegations
171

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
Pedro Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 54 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Henry Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 71 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male White male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Santory Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 47 years old Exonerated 2019
Angel Delgado Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jason Barish Police Officer White male American Indian male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Schwaner Police Officer White male Black male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Irvin Saenz Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Andrew Cummings Police Officer White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2018
Fernando Caches Police Officer White male White male, 40 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Felix Garcia Detective Hispanic male Hispanic female, 71 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Brendan Dono Police Officer White male White male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Angel Andujar Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 49 years old Exonerated 2018
Thomas Smith Captain White male White male, 57 years old Exonerated 2018
Gladys Modesto Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic female, 41 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
John Hall Captain White male Refused male, 53 years old Exonerated 2018
Michaelang Hidalgo Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Diego Dotres Sergeant Hispanic male Unknown male, 72 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2018
Stacey Ellis Police Officer Black female Hispanic male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Matthew Librizzi Police Officer White male Black female, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Jeffrey Brown Police Officer Black male White female Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Anthony Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 42 years old Exonerated 2018
Brian Benvenuto Police Officer White male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Theodore Federoff Deputy Inspector White male Other Race male, 47 years old Exonerated 2018
Ashley Griffith Police Officer Black male Black male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Triston Trunk Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Md Rahman Police Officer Asian male White male, 50 years old Exonerated 2018
Daniel Silverio Detective Hispanic male Black female, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Shawn Moynihan Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Yevgeniy Zaytsev Police Officer White male Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2018
Jeffrey Brown Police Officer Black male White male, 38 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Farid Aliyev Sergeant White male Black male, 42 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Patrick Quigley Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Tarulli Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Kevon Husband Police Officer Black male Black male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jose Cintron Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 54 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jason Ribeiro Detective Asian male Black female, 22 years old Exonerated 2017
Frank Burns Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Barnett Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Scott Rizzo Police Officer White male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Anthony Donato Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 47 years old Exonerated 2017
Ernest Morales Deputy Inspector Hispanic male Hispanic male, 48 years old Exonerated 2017
Jose Cintron Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Vitaliy Zelikov Lieutenant White male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Stephen Polesovsky Police Officer White male White male, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Imperatrice Sergeant White male Unknown female, 70 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Nicholas Kane Police Officer White male Unknown male Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Matthew Kreisman Police Officer White male White female, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2017
Patricio Ovando Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 52 years old Exonerated 2017
Kiesha Lawhorne Police Officer Black female Hispanic male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Daniel Silverio Detective Hispanic male Black female, 45 years old Exonerated 2017
Valerie Durets Police Officer White female White female, 57 years old Exonerated 2016
Wael Jaber Police Officer White male Unknown male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jonathan Colon Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 56 years old Exonerated 2016
Tonica Corlette Sergeant Black female Black male, 56 years old Exonerated 2016
Gregory Pahl Police Officer White male White male, 47 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2016
Michele Herbst Police Officer White female Hispanic female, 10 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Henry Daverin Sergeant White male Black female, 35 years old Exonerated 2016
Joseph Sotira Police Officer White male Refused female, 51 years old Exonerated 2016
Kevin Martin Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Felix Garcia Detective Hispanic male Black female, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Patrick Dooley Detective White male Black female, 10 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Anthony Davila Detective Hispanic male Black female, 23 years old Exonerated 2016
Jovaniel Cordova Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 10 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jovaniel Cordova Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 51 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jose Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 59 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Cory Levy Police Officer White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Matthew Pena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 52 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Neils Veras Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic female, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Richard Ernyey Police Officer White male Black male, 44 years old Exonerated 2015
Jonathan Kalman Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Christophe Daly Sergeant White male Unknown female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Thomas White Lieutenant White male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2015
Paul Aparo Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2015
Paul Brauer Detective White male Hispanic female, 39 years old Exonerated 2015
Raymond Mccann Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Wilson Verdesoto Detective Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Mccaffrey Police Officer White male Black male, 44 years old Exonerated 2015
Jonathan Glazer Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Jordan Lomba Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Jonathan Glazer Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2014
Alban Kalaj Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Eric Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Darrel Oneill Detective White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Nikolaos Stefopoulos Detective White male White male, 44 years old Exonerated 2014
Angel Vasquez Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 28 years old Exonerated 2014
Mark Xylas Police Officer White male Black female, 36 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2014
Yilson Melendez Police Officer Hispanic male Refused male, 29 years old Exonerated 2014
Derrick Boyd Police Officer Black male Asian male, 55 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Lawrence Perrotta Police Officer White male Black male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2014
Michael Kaczor Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Justin Simms Sergeant White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Steven Degree Sergeant Black male Not available female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
John Baumeister Detective White male Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Frank Cannone Police Officer White male Refused male, 36 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Isa Abbassi Lieutenant White male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Jonvincent Testaccio Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 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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