Force: Dragged/Pulled

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
53
Complaints
57
Allegations
63

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
Ralph Cilento Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1999
Edward Colucci Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1999
Gary Calhoun Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Thomas Tergesen Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Paul Mcmahon Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Francisco Rosado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Edward Balfe Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Erick Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Vartan Harutunian Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Vincent Maher Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Darryl Mack Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1998
Milton Calix Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Anthony Borelli Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Christophe Dukes Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1997
Jose Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
John Hopkins Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Keith Livingston Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1997
Michael Alongi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Guy Napoli Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Juan Zubizarreta Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Felix Garcia Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Luis Feliciano Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Joey Quigley Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Thomas Dunsing Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Elliot Colon Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Victor Borg Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Scott Purcell Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Christophe Jones Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Andrew Nyberg Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1996
Ischaler Grant Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1996
Manuel Salas Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
James Picicci Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
John Gleason Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Keith King Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1995
William Sciara Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Aaron Netterville Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Vincent Maher Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Patricia Macdonald Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Patricia Macdonald Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Jeffrey Maddrey Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Salvatore Molino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Salvatore Molino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Steven Green Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Michael Pilecki Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 1994
Carmine Caruso Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Bryan Mcnulty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Christophe Lawrence Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Sean Finn Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1993
Lawrence Hotaling Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Michael Catusco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
John Caban Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1988
Paul Capotosto Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1986
Troy Patterson Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1985
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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