Force: Nonlethal Restraining Device

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
63
Complaints
66
Allegations
87

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
Andrew Nguyen Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Humann Police Officer White male White female, 26 years old Exonerated 2019
Andrew Nguyen Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Janet Rivera Police Officer Hispanic female Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2019
Keith Wagenhauser Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Daniel Hachemeister Sergeant White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Davon Alston Sergeant Black male Unknown male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Dennis Burgos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Exonerated 2018
Bryan Ortiz Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2018
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male American Indian male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Julia Goldberg Police Officer White female Black male, 55 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2018
Dennis Burgos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Exonerated 2018
Dennis Burgos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 45 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2018
John Becerra Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
John Becerra Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
James Titus Police Officer White male Other Race male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Yefersson Salasmartinez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
John Becerra Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Melvin Moultrie Sergeant Black male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2017
Melvin Moultrie Sergeant Black male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2017
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
Robert Durst Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 17 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2017
Jesus Ramos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 55 years old Exonerated 2017
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
Alexander Wancel Lieutenant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
John Parente Sergeant White male Black male, 31 years old Exonerated 2017
Robert Humann Police Officer White male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Melvin Moultrie Sergeant Black male Black male, 41 years old Exonerated 2017
Joseph Durante Sergeant White male White male, 50 years old Exonerated 2016
Tyler Ehrlein Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 42 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Tyler Ehrlein Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jesse Lance Captain Black male Black male, 49 years old Exonerated 2016
John Volkan Sergeant White male Black male, 26 years old Exonerated 2016
Vincent Calderone Sergeant White male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2016
Robert King Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Edward Silvester Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2016
Brian Latva Sergeant White male Black female, 17 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Brian Latva Sergeant White male Black female, 17 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Brian Latva Sergeant White male Black female, 17 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2016
Patrick Fyvie Sergeant White male Black male, 50 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Patrick Fyvie Sergeant White male Black male, 50 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Lawrence Bettex Sergeant White male White male, 46 years old Exonerated 2016
Sean Turner Sergeant White male Black male, 39 years old Exonerated 2016
Theohari Koumniotes Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 45 years old Exonerated 2016
Joseph Fernandez Police Officer White male Unknown male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Joseph Fernandez Police Officer White male Unknown male, 46 years old Exonerated 2016
Robert King Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Colin Austin Lieutenant Black male Black male, 27 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
John Ryan Lieutenant White male Black male, 36 years old Exonerated 2016
Roberto Suarez Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic male, 22 years old Exonerated 2015
Pawel Wala Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Pawel Wala Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 34 years old Exonerated 2015
Vitaliy Zelikov Lieutenant White male Black male, 28 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2015
Scott Hamburger Sergeant White male Black male, 38 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Matthew Fried Sergeant White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2015
Luis Machado Lieutenant Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Lazarou Sergeant White male White male, 35 years old Exonerated 2015
Daryl Melhado Sergeant Black male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2014
David Leonardi Sergeant White male Black male, 38 years old Exonerated 2014
Matthew Starrantino Sergeant White male Hispanic female, 18 years old Exonerated 2014
Michael Alfieri Sergeant White male White male, 32 years old Exonerated 2014
Michael Driscoll Detective White male White male, 36 years old Exonerated 2014
Matthew Bases Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 24 years old Exonerated 2014
Timothy Cecchini Sergeant White male Black male, 29 years old Exonerated 2013
Orlando Phillip Sergeant Black male Other Race female, 22 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2013
David Leonardi Sergeant White male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2013
Michael Langlois Detective White male Hispanic male, 26 years old Exonerated 2013
Martin Gimenez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2011
Patrick Quigley Sergeant White male Black male, 18 years old Exonerated 2010
Arturo Muia Sergeant White male Black male, 33 years old Exonerated 2009
Daniel Sarrubbo Lieutenant White male Black male, 28 years old Exonerated 2009
Timothy Brown Sergeant White male White male, 22 years old Exonerated 2009
Timothy Harrington Lieutenant White male Hispanic male, 36 years old Exonerated 2008
Cory Benowitz Sergeant White male Black male, 39 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2008
Donald Kipp Sergeant White male Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2007
Harvin Hart Sergeant Hispanic male Hispanic female, 41 years old Exonerated 2007
Francisco Perez Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 35 years old Exonerated 2007
Benjamin Gottlieb Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline) 2007
Joseph Delre Detective White male Hispanic male, 29 years old Exonerated 2006
Carlos Fabara Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2006
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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