Offensive Language: Race

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
269
Complaints
283
Allegations
307

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
Kevon Sample Lieutenant Black male Black male, 56 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 20 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 21 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Anthony Reisnour Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Richard Dixon Detective Black male Hispanic male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
David Ramirez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2019
Shawn Gallagher Police Officer White male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Reginald Minott Police Officer Black male Not available male Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Charles Hillery Police Officer Black male Black male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Flavio Rodriguez Lieutenant Hispanic male Other Race male, 17 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Flavio Rodriguez Lieutenant Hispanic male Other Race male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Richard Cohen Sergeant White male Black female, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
William Diab Lieutenant White male Black female, 44 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Anthony Donato Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 26 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2018
Ryan Olsen Police Officer White male Black male, 38 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2018
Rochael Vasquez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Roodly Demorcy Police Officer Black male Black male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Miguel Donovan Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Nicholas Albergo Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Larry Meyers Lieutenant White male Black male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Erick Larios Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
William Diab Lieutenant White male Not available Unsubstantiated 2018
Ian Abramowitz Police Officer White male Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
John Londono Police Officer Hispanic male Unknown male, 14 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Charles Hillery Police Officer Black male Black female, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Ted Saintgerard Police Officer Black male Not available Substantiated (Charges) 2018
Brett Strauss Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Leon Batson Police Officer Black male Black male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Yefet Sharabi Police Officer White male Black male, 49 years old Unsubstantiated 2018
Isaac Souchak Police Officer White male Black female, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Isaac Souchak Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 59 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Mohammed Rios Detective Hispanic male Black male Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2017
Robert Mciver Police Officer Black male Black male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Melvin Moultrie Sergeant Black male Black male, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Kevin Nicoll Police Officer White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Hassan Gheith Police Officer White male White male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Mirjan Lolja Police Officer White male Black female, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Michael Lunetta Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
John Gergis Police Officer White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Miroslav Maric Sergeant White male Hispanic male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Jonathan Hom Sergeant Asian male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Christian Cayenne Police Officer Black male Black male, 23 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
German Gonzalez Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 14 years old Substantiated (Formalized Training) 2017
Jonathan Hom Sergeant Asian male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2017
Fernando Caches Police Officer White male Asian male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Erek Powers Sergeant Black male Black male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Charles Buglione Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
William Taylor Deputy Inspector White male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Charles Ingrassia Detective White male Black male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Charles Buglione Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Starlin Dominguez Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 36 years old Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions) 2016
Atara Ashford Sergeant Hispanic female Black female, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Edward Stackpole Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 41 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Hugh Herbert Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 19 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Ryan Pretty Police Officer White male Black male, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
William Taylor Deputy Inspector White male Black male, 35 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Kevin Martin Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Substantiated (Charges) 2016
Catherine Thomas Police Officer Hispanic female Black female, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Shawn Phillips Police Officer White male Unknown male, 23 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
William Taylor Deputy Inspector White male Black female, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Jose Torres Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline A) 2016
Shawn Phillips Police Officer White male Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Malachi Mckenith Police Officer Black male Black male, 30 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Kevin Martin Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 29 years old Unsubstantiated 2016
Paul Oconnor Detective White male Hispanic male, 39 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Jimmy Bonilla Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 52 years old Substantiated (Command Discipline B) 2015
Guy Gargano Detective White male Hispanic male, 38 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Francesco Cusimano Police Officer White male Other Race male, 37 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Ardolino Police Officer White male Black male, 18 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Michael Doyle Lieutenant White male Unknown female Unsubstantiated 2015
John Zorrilla Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 36 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Ryan Galvin Police Officer White male Hispanic male, 50 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Charles Buglione Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 48 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Jonathan Kalman Police Officer White male Black female, 69 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Charles Cavallaro Sergeant White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Cesar Reyes Police Officer Hispanic male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Patrick Burnett Police Officer White male Black female, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Derek Epstein Sergeant White male Asian female, 22 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Richard Ernyey Police Officer White male Black male, 26 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
John Ferrara Sergeant White male Black male, 25 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Juan Santiago Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Jack Dagnese Police Officer White male Black male, 43 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Daniel Guida Sergeant White male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Matthew Dias Police Officer White male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Brian Kovarik Police Officer White male Other Race male, 16 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Jason Barish Police Officer White male Black male, 57 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Paul Palminteri Police Officer White male Other Race male, 46 years old Unsubstantiated 2015
Francesco Allevato Police Officer White male Hispanic female, 28 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Bekim Kalicovic Lieutenant White male Black male, 24 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Joseph Mineo Sergeant White male Black male, 27 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Bekim Kalicovic Sergeant White male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Nelson Nin Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 32 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
William Ditomaso Sergeant Hispanic male Black male, 42 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Diery Louis Police Officer Black male Black female, 45 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Michael Butler Police Officer White male Black male, 54 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Michael Tarangelo Police Officer White male Black male, 40 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
Julio Ramos Police Officer Hispanic male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
John Livingston Detective White male Black male, 47 years old Unsubstantiated 2014
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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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