Discourtesy: Demeanor/Tone

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
37
Complaints
35
Allegations
38

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
Gabriel Cuevas Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Ryan Hoffmann Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Cynthia Rodriguez Sergeant Hispanic female Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Theohari Koumniotes Sergeant White male Unknown male Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Lyndon Providence Police Officer Black male Black male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Thomas Marksberry Police Officer White male Black male, 14 years old Unsubstantiated 2010
Luz Villacorta Police Officer Hispanic female Other Race male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2008
Giovanni Giovanniello Police Officer White male Black female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Carlos Fabara Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Kelly Maldonado Police Officer Black female White female, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2004
Benjamin Gottlieb Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2004
Richard Gomez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2004
Thomas Manning Police Officer White male Black female, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
John Ferrara Police Officer White male Other Race female, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
Thomas Tergesen Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
Christophe Mcgee Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
Michael Williams Police Officer Black male Black female, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2003
Christopher McCormack Sergeant White male White male, 30 years old Exonerated 2003
Daniel Acosta Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
Ricardo Otero Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 37 years old Exonerated 2003
Kervelin Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic female Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2003
Joseph Higgins Police Officer White male Black female, 32 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2002
John Massari Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 18 years old Exonerated 2002
Raymond Festino Sergeant White male Black male, 21 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2002
Damon Martin Police Officer Black male Black female, 70 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Darnay Harris Police Officer Black male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Johnpaul Slater Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Hispanic female, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Hispanic female, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Richard Coccodrilli Police Officer White male White male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Richard Adamiak Police Officer White male Black female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2001
William Simon Police Officer White male Black female, 49 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2001
Theodore Federoff Police Officer White male White male, 24 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2001
Brendan Obrien Police Officer White male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2001
Michael Kemper Lieutenant White male White male, 45 years old Exonerated 2001
Patrick Gaines Police Officer White male Black female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2001
Alvin Gomez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic female, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 1999
Christophe Breslin Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Instructions) 1999
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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