Force: Push/Shove

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
128
Complaints
161
Allegations
178

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 Bonner Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1999
Johnny Orellana Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 37 years old Exonerated 1999
Richard Adamiak Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1999
Eric Ruiz Police Officer Hispanic male White male, 12 years old Exonerated 1999
Thomas Tergesen Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Christophe Dukes Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Norberto Tirado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Vartan Harutunian Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Maria Moures Police Officer Hispanic female Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Malcolm Freeman Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Lawrence Fiorello Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Deodat Urprasad Police Officer Asian male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Francisco Rosado Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Paul Pizzuta Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Gary Calhoun Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Johnny Orellana Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Kenneth Tysdal Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Ruel Stephenson Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Selwyn Fonrose Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Jose Ortiz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1998
Christopher McCormack Detective White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Christophe Mcgough Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
William Seligson Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Richard Gibson Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Patrick Hennessy Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1998
Ronald Bolte Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1998
Brian Gill Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1998
Richard Cohen Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
William Mcbride Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Michael Alongi Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Roger Savage Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Thomas Loomis Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Gary Calhoun Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Juan Zubizarreta Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Juan Zubizarreta Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1997
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Frank Diaz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Brian Ilund Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1997
Isa Abbassi Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Peter Ievolo Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Felix Garcia Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
Robert Dipaola Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Matthew Lamendola Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Daniel Perez Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Ellen Usher Police Officer White female Not available Exonerated 1997
Keith Bryan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Kevin Byrnes Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1997
John Entenmann Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1997
Michael Lee Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
Edward Mcbride Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1997
John Restaino Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Paul Pizzuta Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Vartan Harutunian Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Thomas Dunsing Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Waliur Rahman Police Officer Asian male Not available Exonerated 1996
Paul Pizzuta Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Christophe Klein Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Franklin Bohr Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
John Taverna Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Robert Winslow Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Darrell Nathan Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Paul Pizzuta Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Paul Pizzuta Sergeant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Matthew Vahey Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Kris Kalmanowicz Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1996
Paul Pizzuta Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 1996
Kevin Maloney Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Edward Ryan Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Christophe Jones Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Command Discipline) 1996
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Joseph Matthew Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Manuel Salas Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Edward Colucci Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Alfred Moberg Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1996
Erik Scantlebury Detective Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Bruce Solomon Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Douglas Lansing Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1996
Pedro Ramos Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Exonerated 1995
Michael Reddington Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Nicholas Ferraro Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Keith King Police Officer Hispanic male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Martin Briffa Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Franklin Bohr Sergeant White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Bryan Mcnulty Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Gregory Butler Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
John Entenmann Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Carl Roadarmel Police Officer White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Aaron Netterville Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Gary Messina Lieutenant White male Not available Exonerated 1995
Dominic Casalino Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Michael Porr Police Officer White male Not available Substantiated (No Recommendations) 1995
Darryl Mack Police Officer Black male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Charles Barberi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
Louis Dellipizzi Police Officer White male Not available Unsubstantiated 1995
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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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