Force: Gun Pointed

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
531
Complaints
548
Allegations
628

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
Matthew Demaio Detective White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Nathaniel Beck Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Laborde Police Officer Black male Refused male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Sean Mcdonnell Police Officer White male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Ryan Puglisi Detective White male Black male, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Daniel Garcia Police Officer White male White male, 39 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Perez Detective Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2018
Volodymyr Burdeynyy Police Officer White male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Thomas Leonardo Police Officer White male White male, 56 years old Exonerated 2018
Michael Gargano Police Officer White male White male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Hugh Herbert Police Officer White male Black male, 45 years old Exonerated 2018
Adriano Deleon Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2018
Lance Walter Police Officer White male Black male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Christophe Sanchez Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Christina Anderson Police Officer Black female Black male, 32 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Jason Garcia Detective Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2018
Gregory Piro Police Officer White male Unknown male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Mark Xylas Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Exonerated 2018
Kimberly Lucas Police Officer Black female Other Race female, 68 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Christian Calvagna Police Officer White male Black male, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
Nicholas Albergo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Frank Desiderato Police Officer White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2018
Gregory Vasquez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2018
Roodly Demorcy Police Officer Black male Not available , 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black male, 25 years old Exonerated 2018
Carlos Velez Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 55 years old Exonerated 2018
Carlos Velez Detective Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2018
Matthew Lambert Police Officer White male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jonathan Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 59 years old Exonerated 2017
Emilio Estevez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 45 years old Exonerated 2017
William Pugliese Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2017
Robert Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Andreas Sargent Police Officer Black male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Vitaliy Zelikov Lieutenant White male Black female, 75 years old Exonerated 2017
Stephen Furno Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2017
James White Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2017
Jason Ribeiro Detective Asian male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2017
Raymond Tomins Sergeant White male Black male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Piero Lasaponara Detective White male White male, 23 years old Exonerated 2017
Davon Alston Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Joseph Franco Detective Hispanic male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
Eric Ortiz Detective Hispanic male Black male, 52 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Thomas Napolitano Detective White male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Jonathan Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Unknown male, 19 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Richard Ernyey Police Officer White male Black male, 55 years old Exonerated 2017
Jose Caban Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2017
Daniel Golat Detective White male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2017
Joseph Mcevoy Detective White male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Thomas Manning Sergeant White male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2017
Thomas Manning Sergeant White male Unknown female, 3 years old Exonerated 2017
Robert Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jack Dagnese Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Kimm Cruse Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Louis Sorrentino Police Officer White male White male, 62 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Pablo Taveras Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2016
William Pugliese Police Officer White male Black male, 48 years old Exonerated 2016
Robert Kelly Sergeant White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Anis Nikocevic Sergeant White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
William Rojas Detective Hispanic male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Hassan Darwiche Sergeant White male White male, 76 years old Exonerated 2016
Patrick Cortright Deputy Inspector White male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2016
Jaipaul Ramdat Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Matthew Hart Police Officer White male White male, 79 years old Exonerated 2016
Eliot Arias Detective Hispanic male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jamar Goddard Police Officer Black male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2016
James Hickman Police Officer White male Black female, 33 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Charlie Harvell Police Officer Black male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Rosemary Wanzer Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Vincent Fontana Sergeant White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2016
Jose Moreno Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 11 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Andres Libreros Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Gerald Cucchiara Detective White male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2016
James Walsh Detective White male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2016
Mandeep Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Mandeep Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 18 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Joseph Franco Detective Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jose Moreno Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Michael Romeo Police Officer White male American Indian male, 45 years old Exonerated 2016
Charles Cavallaro Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Exonerated 2016
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Exonerated 2016
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Juan Morales Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2016
Jason Sanders Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Nicholas Rios Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Exonerated 2016
Mark Sinatra Sergeant White male Black male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Davinder Singh Police Officer Asian male American Indian male, 45 years old Exonerated 2016
Joel Ayala Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Manuel Gutierrez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male Unsubstantiated 2016
Anthony Davila Detective Hispanic male Black male, 33 years old Exonerated 2016
Patrick Reilly Police Officer White male Black male, 39 years old Exonerated 2016
Vito Poliseno Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Andres Libreros Detective Hispanic male Hispanic male Unsubstantiated 2016
Rosemary Wanzer Police Officer Hispanic female White male, 34 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Risel Martinez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Paul Kogan Police Officer White male Other Race male, 47 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Shawn Wilkinson Detective Black male Black female, 15 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Starlin Dominguez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 36 years old Exonerated 2016
Sajit Tomy Police Officer Asian male White male, 33 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Fernando Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 31 years old Exonerated 2015
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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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