Complaint from December 4, 2001

Case number 200108292
Incident: December 4, 2001
Received: December 28, 2001
Closed: June 30, 2003

Witness Officers: Vincent Carty, Foster Gilkes, George Layng, Amelia Loretoni, Shawn Pelletier, Wilder Sanchez, Joanne Stroud, Thomas Tergesen, Luis Veras, Marilyn Williams, Thomas Woods
Reason for contact: PD suspected C/V of violation/crime - street
Location: Street/highway
In NYPD 30th Precinct Manhattan
Outcome: Arrest - other violation/crime
Officer: Potkay, John White Male, 27
Complainant: Black Male, 29
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Potkay, John White Male, 27
Complainant: Black Male, 29
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Officer: Potkay, John White Male, 27
Complainant: Black Male, 29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Officer: Torres, Eric Hispanic Male, 27
Complainant: Black Male, 29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Officer: Torres, Eric Hispanic Male, 27
Complainant: Black Male, 29
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Potkay, John
White Male, 27
Black Male, 29 Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Potkay, John
White Male, 27
Black Male, 29 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Potkay, John
White Male, 27
Black Male, 29 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Torres, Eric
Hispanic Male, 27
Black Male, 29 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Torres, Eric
Hispanic Male, 27
Black Male, 29 Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Unsubstantiated

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

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