Barbara A. Fischer

Lieutenant Commander Detective at 75th Precinct Detective Squad since September 2020
Service started December 1997, made $220,000 last year, active
White Female, 52

Substantiated Allegations:
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Lawsuit settlements:
$60,000   Brown, Devon vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 509498/2016
$7,500   Shepard, Shaquita vs P.O. Hudson, Devon, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03295
$100,000   Wilson, Leon vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05818
$15,000   Whitney, Rufus vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05176
$17,500   Alford, Deshawn vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV07096
$95,000   Brown, Abdullah, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14cv01897
$30,000   Julien v. The City Of New York , et al, 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV09942
$7,500   Inniss v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV05728
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Complaints

58 Allegations
2 Substantiated
24 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
4 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
11 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
8 Unfounded
26 Unsubstantiated

August 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

December 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
additional details

December 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

May 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

November 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

December 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

July 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Female
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

January 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

July 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Female, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

September 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
additional details

August 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

May 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

February 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: White Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

December 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

November 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

November 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

June 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

November 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

August 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons
Complainant: White Female, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

March 2000 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

January 2000 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

September 1999 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

August 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 33 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Exonerated
additional details
December 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 14 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
additional details
December 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 50 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 50 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 50 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
May 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
additional details
November 2012 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
December 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
July 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Hispanic Female Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Physical force White Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
January 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
July 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Female, 48 Unsubstantiated
additional details
September 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 30 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 37 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
additional details
August 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons Black Male, 35 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 37 Unfounded
additional details
May 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
additional details
February 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Female, 36 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property White Female, 36 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force White Female, 36 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word White Female, 36 Unfounded
additional details
December 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
additional details
November 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons Hispanic Male, 48 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
November 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
additional details
June 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 17 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 17 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Black Female, 17 Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Hispanic Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
additional details
November 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 52 Unsubstantiated
additional details
August 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons White Female, 57 Exonerated
additional details
March 2000 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 16 Exonerated
additional details
January 2000 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
additional details
September 1999 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Unfounded
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as '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': 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.


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $332,500 total settlements.

Brown, Devon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 509498/2016, Supreme Court - Kings, July 1, 2016, ended January 26, 2018
$60,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Mack, Aljarmeek vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00967, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 7, 2016, ended May 31, 2017
Order/Judgment (Verdict)
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff walked into a bodega, grabbed a juice, and knowing the store owner asked if he could have it "on credit" and the owner said yes. Plaintiff then left and was tackled by Lt. Fischer, assaulted, and brought to the 81st Precinct and then the hospital. Plaintiff was charged with assaulting the 2nd and 3rd degree, resisting arrest, OGA, and harassment, which were all later dismissed.

Shepard, Shaquita vs P.O. Hudson, Devon, et al.
Case # 15CV03295, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 20, 2015, ended January 7, 2016
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached the plaintiff in street. When the plaintiff offered to have her purse searched, the defendants arrested her and brought her to the 81st precinct. She was issued a DAT for possession of marijuana, which was later dismissed.

Wilson, Leon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05818, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 13, 2015, ended January 4, 2017
$100,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Officers stopped and searched without probable cause. As they were collecting the ID the plaintiff put gum in his mouth officers then grabbed him and made him spit it out by force and from there they severely beat him until the plaintiff briefly lost consciousness. When family asked for the officers to stop they un-holstered their guns. At the precinct officers were asked by the desk Sergeant to call EMT and transport him to a hospital. Plaintiff charged with unspecified charges which were later dismissed.

Whitney, Rufus vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05176, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 10, 2015, ended April 21, 2016
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: On two occasions, Defendant Officers broke down the door to Plaintiff's apartment, searched, ransacked and damaged it. The Officers threatened Plaintiff with drug charges and although they found no contraband, took him to the 81st Precinct, and alleged that they found crack cocaine and marijuana in his possession. All charges were dismissed against Plaintiff.

Alford, Deshawn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV07096, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 10, 2014, ended April 24, 2015
$17,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint

Brown, Abdullah, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14cv01897, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 1, 2014, ended October 27, 2015
$95,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Julien v. The City Of New York , et al
Case # 14CV09942, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2014
$30,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant officers claimed Plaintiff stole a moped even though clear evidence and the victim said otherwise. Plaintiff charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, later dismissed.

Inniss v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05728, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$7,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional lawsuits 11CV4781, 14CV01897