Complaint #202003695, May 2020

Incident: May 29, 2020
Received: May 30, 2020
Closed: December 6, 2021

Documents:
Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary (Michael Kovalik)
NYPD Trial Decision (Michael Kovalik)

Reason for contact: Parade/special event
Location: Street/highway
In NYPD 78th Precinct Brooklyn
Outcome: No arrest made or summons issued

Witness Officers: Joseph Taylor, Andrew Ventrella
Officer: Clinton, Jessica
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Kovalik, Michael
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Kovalik, Michael
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Perez, Jorge
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Unknown Officer
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Monahan, Terence
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Clinton, Jessica
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Unknown Officer
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Monahan, Terence
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Officer: Perez, Jorge
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Clinton, Jessica
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Clinton, Jessica
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Kerr, Harry
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Monahan, Terence
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Officer: Monahan, Terence
Complainant: Age 30-34
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Clinton, Jessica Age 30-34 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Unsubstantiated
Kovalik, Michael Age 30-34 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Kovalik, Michael Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Perez, Jorge Age 30-34 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Unsubstantiated
Unknown Officer Age 30-34 Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Officer(s) Unidentified
Unknown Officer Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Officer(s) Unidentified
Monahan, Terence Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Unknown Officer Age 30-34 Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Officer(s) Unidentified
Clinton, Jessica Age 30-34 Force: Pepper spray Unsubstantiated
Unknown Officer Age 30-34 Force: Pepper spray Officer(s) Unidentified
Unknown Officer Age 30-34 Force: Pepper spray Officer(s) Unidentified
Unknown Officer Force: Pepper spray Officer(s) Unidentified
Monahan, Terence Force: Pepper spray Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Perez, Jorge Age 30-34 Force: Pepper spray Unsubstantiated
Clinton, Jessica Age 30-34 Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
Clinton, Jessica Age 30-34 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Kerr, Harry Age 30-34 Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
Monahan, Terence Force: Physical force Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Monahan, Terence Age 30-34 Force: Physical force Miscellaneous - Subject Retired

Penalties

Kovalik, Michael
Closed: Not guilty after trial, January 2023

Clinton, Jessica
Command Discipline - A


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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.