Force: Punch/Kick

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
82
Complaints
102
Allegations
114

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
Gary Drucker Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1998
Darryl Mack Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Keith Degiorgio Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Andrew Bershad Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1998
Kenneth Anderson Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Michael Cronin Detective White male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 1998
Felix Garcia Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Roger Savage Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Victor Appel Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Guy Napoli Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Ischaler Grant Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Josh Ulan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Angel Arroyo Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
William Powell Police Officer Black male Not available Exonerated 1997
Ellen Usher Police Officer White female Not available Exonerated 1997
Michael Alongi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
James Rizzitello Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Nathan Mole Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Milton Calix Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Isa Abbassi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Manuel Matos Detective Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Dustin Genco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Michael Dicecco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Matthew Lamendola Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Andrew Bershad Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Manuel Salas Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Richard Brea Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Elliot Colon Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Christophe Klein Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Steven Smolarsky Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Martin Dennehy Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Keith Degiorgio Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Scott Purcell Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Keith Bryan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Christine Nicastro Police Officer White female Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Waliur Rahman Police Officer Asian male Not available Exonerated 1996
Paul Deentremont Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Paul Deentremont Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Paul Deentremont Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Paul Deentremont Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Josh Ulan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Jalin Bulding Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Adam Sager Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
William Ficken Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Keith King Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Carl Roadarmel Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Aubrey Henry Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Erik Scantlebury Detective Black male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Aaron Netterville Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Carolyn Celona Police Officer White female Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1995
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Barry Brown Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1995
Steven Cohan Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Franklin Bohr Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Justin Lenz Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Robert Pearo Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Thomas Gergley Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Aubrey Henry Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Michael Catusco Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Thomas Galati Sergeant White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Edward Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank 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
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Howard Shank Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Nicholas Ferraro Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Clarence Fredericks Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
John Hourican Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Robert Castro Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Jalin Bulding Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Steven Cohan Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Kevin Brunner Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1994
Aubrey Henry Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1994
Keith Bryan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1994
Bryan Mcnulty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Paul Mcmahon Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
William Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
William Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
William Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Aubrey Henry Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Robert Delaney Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
William Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1993
Kenneth Lehr Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Hector Rodriguez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Michael Catusco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1992
Peter Efthimiou Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1992
James Darcy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1992
Gary Washio Police Officer Asian male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1992
Edgar Padilla Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1991
Michael Catusco Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (MOS Unidentified) 1991
John Caban Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1991
Paul Inzirillo Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1991
Michael Catusco Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1990
Paul Digiacomo Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1990
Sean Mcgrory Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1990
Garfield Duncan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1989
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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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