Force: Physical Force

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
2,239
Complaints
3,790
Allegations
4,849

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
Christophe Demenezes Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 55 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 26 years old Exonerated 2019
Tracey Rooney Police Officer White female Black female, 38 years old Exonerated 2019
Robin Taveras Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 50 years old Exonerated 2019
Richard Charles Detective Black male White male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
James Moore Lieutenant Black male White female, 70 years old Exonerated 2019
Nicholas Ventimiglia Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Tracey Rooney Police Officer White female Black female, 38 years old Exonerated 2019
Dennis Friendly Sergeant Black male Black male, 32 years old Exonerated 2019
Derek Epstein Lieutenant White male Black male, 31 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Ryan Puglisi Detective White male Black male, 56 years old Exonerated 2019
Richard Charles Detective Black male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Haws Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Edward Mcclain Police Officer White male American Indian male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Stacey Carroll Police Officer Black female Black male, 53 years old Exonerated 2019
Juan Hernandez Sergeant Hispanic male White male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Meglis Grullon Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 34 years old Exonerated 2019
Tracey Rooney Police Officer White female Black female, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Neil Zuber Captain White male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2019
Dennis Friendly Sergeant Black male Black male, 32 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Edwin Lau Police Officer Asian male Asian female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Kevin Paynter Lieutenant White male Hispanic female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Albert Jackson Detective Black male Black male, 32 years old Exonerated 2019
Pasquale Dethomas Police Officer White male Black male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Kevin Morgan Police Officer White male Unknown male Unsubstantiated 2019
Richard Charles Detective Black male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2019
Christophe Haws Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2019
Uriel Lames Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Johnston Detective White male White male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Resembric Altamar Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Railyng Frias Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Lamont Kirkland Police Officer Black male Black male, 42 years old Exonerated 2019
Kevin Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Stephen Sheppard Police Officer White male Black male, 22 years old Exonerated 2019
Jose Vasquezmiranda Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Brian Timmons Detective White male Hispanic male, 60 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Nathaniel Beck Police Officer White male Asian male, 49 years old Exonerated 2019
Diana Nerguti Police Officer White female Asian male, 41 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Louis Depergola Sergeant White male Other Race female, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Neil Zuber Captain White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 32 years old Exonerated 2019
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Michael Laborde Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2019
Lorenzo Jones Police Officer Black male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Justin Senese Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Justin Senese Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christophe Demenezes Police Officer Hispanic male White female, 55 years old Exonerated 2019
Edward Ahearne Police Officer White male Black male, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Phillip Johnson Detective Black male Black male, 32 years old Exonerated 2019
Jason Valentino Sergeant White male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jeffry Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Timothy Brovakos Lieutenant White male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Kaminsky Police Officer White male Black male, 34 years old Exonerated 2019
Richard Charles Detective Black male Black male, 19 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Joseph Manni Police Officer White male Black female, 26 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Giovany Diegue Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2019
Heriberto Hernandez Sergeant Hispanic male White female, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
Giuseppe Oliveri Police Officer White male White female, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
Rafael Santos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Alexander Wancel Lieutenant Hispanic male Black male, 19 years old Exonerated 2019
William Taylor Inspector White male Black female, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Reynaldo Pena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Exonerated 2019
Jeffrey Mota Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 30 years old Exonerated 2019
Kenny Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Andrew Nguyen Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 30 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2019
Satinderpa Singh Police Officer Asian male Hispanic male, 22 years old Exonerated 2019
Reynaldo Pena Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Renan Darbouze Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 2019
Edmundo Rivera Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Arnold Detective White male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Daniel Davidoff Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Russo Police Officer White male Unknown male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Blake Ficken Police Officer White male Other Race male, 34 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Robert Dominicci Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 2019
Ahmad Brannon Police Officer Black male Black female, 45 years old Exonerated 2019
Nathaniel Beck Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 44 years old Exonerated 2019
Joseph Dipaolo Police Officer White male Asian male, 41 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2019
Fitzroy Vigilance Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Zachery Zinaman Police Officer White male White female, 55 years old Exonerated 2019
Todd Craven Police Officer White male White male, 24 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Haigh Police Officer White male White male, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Hispanic male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Tyrone Seely Police Officer Black male Hispanic male, 23 years old Exonerated 2019
Andre Morris Police Officer Black male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Andre Morris Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Exonerated 2019
Fitzroy Vigilance Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Troy Peacock Sergeant Black male Asian male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Keith Figueroa Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Maxwell Bindman Police Officer White male White male, 29 years old Exonerated 2019
Fitzroy Vigilance Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Jonathan Warfield Police Officer White male White male, 35 years old Exonerated 2019
Fitzroy Vigilance Sergeant Black male Hispanic male, 50 years old Exonerated 2019
Juan Burgos Sergeant Hispanic male Black female, 69 years old Exonerated 2019
Steven Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Exonerated 2019
Matthew Bottcher Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 15 years old Exonerated 2019
Frank Bulzoni Police Officer White male Black male, 27 years old Exonerated 2019
Brian Lauler Police Officer White male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 2019
Michael Algerio Police Officer White male Black male, 46 years old Exonerated 2019
Rexford Asiedu Police Officer Black male White male, 33 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
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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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