Discourtesy: Nasty Words

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
72
Complaints
80
Allegations
88

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
Edward Simonetti Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1999
Franklin Bohr Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Michael Dicecco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Joseph Bonner Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Steven Gabaris Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1999
Christophe Lagrasta Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Brian Gill Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Steven Glassman Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
James Fogarty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
James Quilty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Gary Calhoun Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Richard Thompson Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Shawn Gallagher Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Maria Moures Police Officer Hispanic female Not available Exonerated 1998
Miltiadis Marmara Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Miltiadis Marmara Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Miltiadis Marmara Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Joseph Hayes Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Miltiadis Marmara Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Steve Tirado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Joyce Williams Police Officer Black female Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
George Hernandez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
William Dunn Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Johnny Orellana Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Michael Lee Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Paul Mcmahon Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Brian Byrnes Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Matthew Lamendola Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Keith Degiorgio Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Anthony Murray Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Andrew Bershad Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Richard Reilly Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Ronald Bolte Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Angel Arroyo Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Alvin Gomez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Milton Calix Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Matthew Lamendola Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Instructions) 1997
Daniel Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Brian Reich Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Thomas Cerbone Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Josh Ulan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Josh Ulan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Felix Garcia Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Jason Harris Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
James Fogarty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Kevin Maloney Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Ellen Usher Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Niurca Quinones Police Officer Hispanic female Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Vartan Harutunian Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Jalin Bulding Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Andrew Bershad Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Larry Burnham Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Aaron Netterville Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Gregory Butler Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Nicholas Ferraro Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Paul Ciorra Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1995
Francis Latimer Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
John Entenmann Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Gerald Heanue Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
John Dorst Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Freddy Dominguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Patricia Macdonald Police Officer White female Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Thomas Cerbone Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
James Picicci Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Peter Nugnes Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Sean Mcgrory Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Timothy Mccormack Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1991
Christophe Lawrence Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1991
Joseph Tallarine Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
Troy Patterson Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1989
Paul Digiacomo Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
John Caban Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1988
Thomas Galati Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1988
Edward Thompson Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1988
Gary Messina Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1987
Charles Scholl Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
Thomas Cerbone Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
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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