Force: Flashlight As Club

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
27
Complaints
28
Allegations
28

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
Joseph Napolitano Police Officer White male White male, 37 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Aaron Lohman Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2013
Johnny Orellana Captain Hispanic male Black female, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Philip Vaccarino Police Officer White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2012
Joseph Redmond Sergeant White male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2011
Derrick Milligan Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 17 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2010
Nicholas Horun Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Bruce Ceparano Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Herminio Baez Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2007
Joseph Hickey Police Officer White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
Alfred Gallicchio Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Eddy Gutierrez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Paul Mcmahon Lieutenant White male Black male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2005
Joseph Collura Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 2004
Jose Rodriguez Detective Hispanic male Black male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2003
Marco Gonzalez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2002
Anthony Longobardi Police Officer White male White male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2001
Ischaler Grant Sergeant Black male Black male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2001
Milton Calix Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Jalin Bulding Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Keith King Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Leighton Myrie Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Leighton Myrie Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Christophe Lawrence Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Vincent Gaizo Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1993
Ernest Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Paul Deentremont Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
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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