Complaint #202301058, January 2023

Incident: January 18, 2023
Received: February 7, 2023
Closed: March 13, 2024

Updated: July 7, 2024


Reason for contact: Report-domestic dispute
Location: Apartment/house
In NYPD 101st Precinct Queens
Outcome: No arrest made or summons issued

Witness Officers: Sheldon Baker, Rui Cunha, Michael Lynch, James Wynne
Officer: Galane, Evan
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Officer: Vassell, Tequalynn
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Vassell, Tequalynn
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Officer: Fuller, Marcus
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Officer: Fuller, Marcus
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Vassell, Tequalynn
Complainant: Female, 45-49
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Galane, Evan Black Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Within NYPD Guidelines
Vassell, Tequalynn Black Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Unable to Determine
Vassell, Tequalynn Black Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unable to Determine
Fuller, Marcus Black Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Frisk Within NYPD Guidelines
Fuller, Marcus Black Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Unfounded
Vassell, Tequalynn Female, 45-49 Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Substantiated (Command Discipline A)

Penalty

Vassell, Tequalynn
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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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