Abuse of Authority: Threat To Notify Acs

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
91
Complaints
91
Allegations
97

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
Jamar Goddard Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2019
Alexandru Anghel Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 43 years old Exonerated 2019
Audrey Wise Sergeant Black female Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Ioannis Rizos Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Michael Duggan Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2018
James Biondo Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2018
David Oconnell Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Joseph Lafata Sergeant White male Black female, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Stephen Lalchan Detective Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Jonathan Taveras Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Claudio Ramirez Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Cory Levy Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2018
Matthew Monkowski Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2018
Janert Gil Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2018
Leonard Clarke Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2017
Leonard Clarke Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Brendan Murphy Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Sheila Ramos Police Officer Hispanic female Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Brett Strauss Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2017
Brendan Murphy Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jose Cintron Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Robert Barnett Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2017
Maribel Burgos Sergeant Hispanic female Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Mirjan Lolja Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Christophe Healy Detective White male Not available Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2017
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 2017
Thomas Ramirez Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2016
Tricia Grant Police Officer Black female Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
James Romano Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2015
Raheen Rivers Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2015
Christophe Daly Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Ardolino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Shaun Healy Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Mario Morales Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2015
Jason Cira Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Josh Ulan Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2015
Seth Lynch Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 2014
Jonathan Ku Police Officer Asian male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2014
Christophe Dukes Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Brian Tiernan Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2014
Eric Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 43 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2014
Steve Crozier Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Nikolaos Stefopoulos Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2014
Corey Gresko Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Omar Elsayed Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2014
Matthew Giunta Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Charles Ingrassia Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Ruben Alvarez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2013
Robert Simms Detective Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 2013
Andre Blake Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2013
Keith Knight Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2013
Joseph Cruzado Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
Thomas Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Dion Edwards Detective Black male Not available Exonerated 2012
Alberto Angilletta Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2012
James Eisert Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2012
Oliver Castillo Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2011
Eduardo Vite Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2011
Keith Chatterton Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2011
Robert Barnett Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Maritza Garay Sergeant Hispanic female Not available Exonerated 2010
Patrick Hennessy Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2010
Peter Valentin Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2010
Frederick Reyes Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2010
Colin Caesar Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2010
Joseph Fernandez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2010
Alex Toro Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2009
David Cuce Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2009
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 2008
Carl Scogmanillo Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2008
Andrew Tolson Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2008
John Timpanaro Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2008
Cecilia Luckie Police Officer Black female Not available Exonerated 2008
Felix Gross Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2007
Sandy Polanco Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2007
Barbara Arroyo Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 2007
Humberto Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2006
David Cheesewright Sergeant Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 2006
Christopher McCormack Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2006
Edwin Ayala Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2006
John Hopkins Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2006
Richard Cohen Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2005
Freddy Dominguez Sergeant Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 2005
Robert Henderson Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2005
Mitchell Eisenberg Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2005
Phawn Butler Police Officer Black female Not available Exonerated 2004
Joseph Tallarine Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2004
Andre Teterycz Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2004
Alfred Moberg Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2004
Brian Mcginn Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 2003
Michael Lipetri Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 2002
Richard Turk Detective White male Not available Exonerated 2002
David Levine Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2002
Charles Barberi Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2001
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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