Mark G. Xylas

Badge #1685, White Male, 35
Sergeant at Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 01 since July 2021
Service started January 2009, made $141,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property



Lawsuit settlements:
$115,000   Faine et al v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV03299
$10,000   Rouse et al v. City of New York et al, 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05984
$30,000   Julien, Ebonique vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV09942
$27,000   Clark v. Ettienne et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV04961
$15,000   Whitney v. City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05176
$12,501   Baines v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01472
$17,000   Fulmore, Earlene as Mng Obo S., C. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV00904
$47,000   Braxton, Frontis vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV05164
$80,000   Thomas, Marie vs Police Officer Romando Julien, Shield No. 08171 et al., 2017 KCSC KCSC 518702/2017
$20,000   Lane, Jayquan vs P.O. Xylas, Mark, et al., 2018 KCSC KCSC 514281/2017
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Complaints

30 Allegations
6 Substantiated
13 Complaints
6 Substantiated (Charges)
8 Complainant Uncooperative
9 Exonerated
4 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated

September 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

March 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

December 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

May 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

October 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

July 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

July 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

May 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

July 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

June 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

October 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Female
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

July 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

September 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Exonerated
additional details
March 2020 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
June 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Gun pointed Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
December 2017 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
additional details
May 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 25 Exonerated
additional details
October 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 23 Exonerated
additional details
July 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Female, 36 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
July 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 21 Exonerated
additional details
May 2014 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
July 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
additional details
June 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 19 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
October 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 55 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Female Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 55 Unfounded
additional details
July 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male Complainant Uncooperative
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 14 known lawsuits, $373,501 total settlements.

Faine et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV03299, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$115,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Rouse et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV05984, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2013
$10,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Julien, Ebonique vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV09942, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 17, 2014, ended December 17, 2015
$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.

Clark v. Ettienne et al
Case # 15CV04961, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$27,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff opened his apartment door and defendant officers grabbed him, punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, and assaulted him. Plaintiff was handcuffed, searched, and taken to central booking where he was prosecuted for Assault in the 2nd Degree. Plaintiff eventually accepted an ACD.

Whitney v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV05176, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$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.

Baines v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01472, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$12,501 Settlement
Second Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff stopped to say hello to a friend when two undercover police officers jumped out of their car, grabbed the friend, and put him in handcuffs. Plaintiff tried to record with his phone and once he was walking away was grabbed by an officer, assaulted, and arrested. Plaintiff was strip searched and called a monkey. False charges were levied against him which were ACD'd

Greene et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06436, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers forcibly entered the Plaintiffs home, shoved, handcuffed, and assaulted Plaintiffs. Defendant Officers tased one Plaintiff who then suffered a heart attack and had to be taken to a hospital where he was shackled to the bed. Charges were filed against Plaintiffs which were all later dismissed.

Connor v. The City of New York
Case # 15CV02590, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff while he was legally parked on the street, arrested him, took him to the 81st Precinct, and gave him a summons for Dis Con and a citation for parking in a no-standing zone. All charges later dismissed.

Berry v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 000034/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, 2015

Fulmore, Earlene as Mng Obo S., C. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00904, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 14, 2016, ended April 6, 2017
$17,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: As Plaintiff was entering a grocery store, an officer grabbed him by the neck, pushed him into a food display, assaulted him, arrested him, and took him to the 81st precinct where he was charged with disorderly conduct. Charge was later dismissed.

Braxton, Frontis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05164, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 4, 2016, ended January 26, 2018
$47,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: As Plaintiff was exiting a liquor store, Plainclothes officers stopped him, handcuffed him, put in a police car, and came back 20 minutes later to say they found a gun in a bag they believe belonged to the Plaintiff. Plaintiff was brought to a precinct, shoved and injured by and officer, and charged with Possession of a Weapon. Plaintiff testified before a Grand Jury who returned a No True Bill.

Mcmanus, Harvey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501655/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, February 2, 2017

Thomas, Marie vs Police Officer Romando Julien, Shield No. 08171 et al.
Case # 518702/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, November 13, 2017, ended January 27, 2020
$80,000 Settlement

Lane, Jayquan vs P.O. Xylas, Mark, et al.
Case # 514281/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, March 8, 2018, ended November 30, 2020
$20,000 Settlement

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB case 202003614