Richard D. Danese

Badge #12075, White Male, 42
Police Officer at 79th Precinct since November 2010
Also served in: 120th Precinct
Started July 2004, made $135,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Question
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Discourtesy: Word
Force: Chokehold
Force: Other
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Force: Physical force (2)



Lawsuits:
$55,000   Dutchin, Michelle vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV06874
$50,000   Weatherspoon v. City Of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04971
$20,000   Jordan, Moesha vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01876
$55,000   Pajoohi, Ashkahn vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01937
$77,500   Dennis, Darrell vs City of New York et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 510385/2016
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Complaints

38 Allegations
8 Substantiated
9 Complaints
6 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
3 Alleged Victim Unavailable
4 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
4 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
10 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
5 Unsubstantiated

October 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2018 - Complaint Details
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: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

May 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable

April 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation

October 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)

July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

January 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

October 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

July 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

October 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name Male Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Male Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 47 Unsubstantiated
May 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male Exonerated
May 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 50 Alleged Victim Unavailable
April 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 53 Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Physical force Black Male, 53 Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 53 Closed - Pending Litigation
October 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Force: Other Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Offensive Language: Gender Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Exonerated
January 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
October 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Other Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Other Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Other Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
July 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 18 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 16 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 16 Unfounded

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': 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': 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

Dutchin, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06874, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
December 6, 2013, ended June 17, 2014
$55,000 Settlement

Weatherspoon v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04971, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2014
$50,000 Settlement

Jordan, Moesha vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01876, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
April 3, 2014, ended September 9, 2014
$20,000 Settlement

Pajoohi, Ashkahn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01937, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
April 3, 2014, ended March 12, 2015
$55,000 Settlement

Dennis, Darrell vs City of New York et al.
Case # 510385/2016, Supreme Court - Kings
June 30, 2016, ended April 4, 2017
$77,500 Settlement