Richard D. Danese

Badge #12075, White Male, 42
Police Officer at 79th Precinct
Also served in: 120th Precinct
Service started July 2004, ended October 2021

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



Lawsuit settlements:
$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

Named in 6 known lawsuits, $257,500 total settlements.

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

Durham, Ifeanyi, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV00822, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 23, 2021

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