Complaint #202208508, December 2022

Incident: December 5, 2022
Received: December 13, 2022
Closed: March 19, 2024

Updated: June 7, 2024


Reason for contact: Other
Location: Subway station/train
In NYPD 79th Precinct Brooklyn
Outcome: No arrest made or summons issued

Witness Officers: Jose Dias, Brigida Ferdinand, Steven Theophile, Renee Thomas
Officer: Polonia, Jean
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Roopnarine, Victor
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Polonia, Jean
Complainant: Male, 25-29
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Roopnarine, Victor
Complainant: Male, 25-29
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Roopnarine, Victor
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Polonia, Jean
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Polonia, Jean
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Roopnarine, Victor
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Polonia, Jean Black Male, 25-29 Force: Physical force Unable to Determine
Roopnarine, Victor Black Male, 25-29 Force: Physical force Unable to Determine
Polonia, Jean Male, 25-29 Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Roopnarine, Victor Male, 25-29 Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Roopnarine, Victor Black Male, 25-29 Force: Physical force Unable to Determine
Polonia, Jean Black Male, 25-29 Force: Physical force Unable to Determine
Polonia, Jean Black Male, 25-29 Abuse of Authority: Other Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Roopnarine, Victor Black Male, 25-29 Abuse of Authority: Other Substantiated (Command Discipline B)

Penalties

Roopnarine, Victor
Closed: Retained, without discipline, June 2024
APU Dismissed

Polonia, Jean
Closed: Retained, without discipline, June 2024
APU Dismissed


Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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.