Steven L. Franzel

Badge #3573, White Male
Sergeant at Narcotics Borough Queens South since July 2021
Service started January 2008, made $174,000 last year, active


Lawsuit settlements:
$12,000   Moore, David vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 12CV05480
$55,000   Callahan, Rayquan vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV03607
$85,000   Tencati-Soverall v. City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01552
$12,500   McFadden et al v. The City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06940
$45,000   Britton et al v. The City Of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06710
$15,000   Jones v. City of New York, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV00573
$8,500   Lewis, Angelique vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV00066
$35,000   Morris-mendoza, Eric vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV04127
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Complaints

10 Allegations
0 Substantiated
5 Complaints
1 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complainant Uncooperative
8 Unsubstantiated

February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

December 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Female, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

April 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 70 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 70 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 70 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 70 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male Unsubstantiated
May 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Complainant Unavailable
December 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Female, 37 Unsubstantiated
January 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
April 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative

Conclusion Meanings:

'Unsubstantiated': The 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 13 known lawsuits, $268,000 total settlements.

Glenn v. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV06875, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2013
Settled for undisclosed amount
Amended Complaint

Moore, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV05480, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 8, 2013, ended August 6, 2013
$12,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Second Amended Complaint

Callahan, Rayquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03607, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 26, 2013, ended January 22, 2014
$55,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Plaintiff was returning from a party in Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn by subway with two friends. Shortly after exiting the rockaway avenue station of the C train, plaintiff and his friends happened to come across an acquaintance, Jevonte. Suddenly plaintiff and his friends and jevonte were stopped, questioned and frisked by several plainclothes officers from an unmarked car, including defendants Berardi, Franzel, and Sambolin. Plaintiff and two friends were not found to be in possession of contraband of any kind. Berardi noticed juvenile Jevonte holding midsection of his jacket as if he was secreting an object. Jevonte chose to run and was chased by Berardi. Plaintiff and his friends left the scene wh...

Brice, Yves vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 011178/2013, Supreme Court - Kings, July 22, 2013

Tencati-Soverall v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV01552, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$85,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

McFadden et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 14CV06940, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$12,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff after he pulled into his driveway and got out of his car, asked for his ID, became irate and assaulted Plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken to the 73rd Precinct and given a DAT, which was dismissed at arraignments.

Britton et al v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV06710, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$45,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Complaint
Description: Defendant officers warrantlessly entered Plaintiff's home on multiple occasions searching for a suspect. On this occasion, defendant Sambolin created arrest paperwork in which he stated that the defendants had recovered a decorative sword, a machete, a gravity knife, and marijuana from the premises. DA declined to prosecute.

Jones v. City of New York
Case # 15CV00573, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$15,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was sitting on his stoop eating when Defendant undercover officers approached him, asked him what he was doing, and when he replied "minding my own business" they then grabbed him, threw him to the ground, and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was brought to the 73rd Precinct and charged with Assaulting an Officer, which was eventually dismissed.

Gibson, Daquinn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 008224/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, July 2, 2015

Lewis, Angelique vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00066, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2017, ended February 20, 2020
$8,500 Settlement

Morris-mendoza, Eric vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV04127, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 24, 2018, ended June 27, 2019
$35,000 Settlement
Description: The Plaintiff was inside the premises of a commercial location when the defendant officers of the NYPD entered brandishing weapons - seized, handcuffed, and arrested plaintiff. The plaintiff was transported to a local precinct station house. The Defendant Franzel convinced the KCDA to prosecute the Plaintiff on multiple charges of gun possession and one count of criminally possessing gambling records. After the imprisonment of the Plaintiff, the charged were dismissed.

Hamm, Thomas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517034/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, August 16, 2019

Remy, Syndie, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV06189, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 22, 2020

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional lawsuit 17CV66