Thomas F. Woods

Badge #7089, White Male, 50
Former Detective Grade 2 at 50th Precinct Detective Squad
Service started August 1998, ended November 2022

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (4)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (3)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop


Lawsuit settlements:
$100,000   Owens, Daquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 021256/2017E
$65,000   Sanchez, Jose vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 302389/2016
$7,500   Osborne, Dwayne vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 306869/2013
$22,500   Hernandez, Kevin vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 306361/2013
$40,000   Betancourt, Juan, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 306289/2013
$22,500   Ramos, Luis vs Detective Wood, Thomas, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV06142
$22,500   Williams, Raul vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV0592
$10,000   Diaz, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 020813/2013E
$22,500   Williams v. City Of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13cv05902
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Complaints

43 Allegations
11 Substantiated
17 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
5 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
6 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
1 Miscellaneous
1 Unfounded
16 Unsubstantiated

July 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 10 days)
additional details

November 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Female, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

August 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 2 days
additional details

May 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

April 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details

April 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
additional details

June 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

April 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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March 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

January 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

November 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

August 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

November 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

October 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

October 2003 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
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January 2002 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

July 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 10 days)
additional details
November 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Female, 57 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
August 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 26 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 2 days
additional details
May 2014 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
additional details
April 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 44 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 46 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 46 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 46 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 46 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 46 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details
April 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 30 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 28 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
additional details
June 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
April 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Pepper spray Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Male Complainant Uncooperative
Offensive Language: Race Male Complainant Uncooperative
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March 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 46 Exonerated
additional details
January 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
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November 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 32 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
additional details
August 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 45 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
additional details
November 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 19 Exonerated
additional details
October 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 42 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
October 2003 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Hispanic Male, 41 Miscellaneous
additional details
January 2002 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 30 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 30 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2014-12398
Closed: 10/16/2014
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: On duty, abused his authority as a member of the New York City Police Department, in that he frisked a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority.
  2. Guilty: On duty, abused his authority as a member of the New York City Police Department, in that he searched a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority.
Penalty: Vacation days (3 days)

Case: 2015-13782
Closed: 11/16/2015
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Seached a vehicle without sufficient legal authority.
  2. Guilty: Frisked a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority.
  3. Guilty: Seached a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority.
Penalty: Training, vacation days (2 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 14 known lawsuits, $312,500 total settlements.

Melendez v. Anderson et al
Case # 020012-2019, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2019
Pending
Summons

Stradford, Stephanie vs Det. Woods, Thomas, et al.
Case # 023040/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 17, 2017

Lewis, Reginald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV04710, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 13, 2017
Description: Plaintiff was seated on a bench when he was approached by the defendants and arrested. They transported him to the 40th precinct where he was charged with unspecified crimes related to drugs. He was later dismissed of all charges.

Owens, Daquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 021256/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 17, 2017, ended May 1, 2019
$100,000 Settlement

Sanchez, Jose vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 302389/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 22, 2016, ended March 7, 2017
$65,000 Settlement

Toro, Delmar, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303989/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 25, 2014

Osborne, Dwayne vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306869/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 14, 2014, ended December 8, 2015
$7,500 Settlement
Summons/Complaint, Stipulation

Harper, Ethel Y. as Proposed Adm of The Estate of Muniz, Jose vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306401/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 4, 2013

Hernandez, Kevin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306361/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 29, 2013, ended September 29, 2014
$22,500 Settlement

Betancourt, Juan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306289/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 25, 2013, ended June 12, 2014
$40,000 Settlement

Ramos, Luis vs Detective Wood, Thomas, et al.
Case # 13CV06142, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 3, 2013, ended April 4, 2014
$22,500 Settlement

Williams, Raul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV0592, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 21, 2013, ended January 28, 2015
$22,500 Settlement

Diaz, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020813/2013E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 7, 2013, ended January 20, 2015
$10,000 Settlement

Williams v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 13cv05902, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2013
$22,500 Settlement