Stephen R. Sheppard

Badge #816, White Male, 35
Detective Grade 3 at 90th Precinct Detective Squad since June 2020
Also served in: 73rd Precinct
Service started July 2007, made $128,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Question
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Discourtesy: Word (2)


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2020-22291
Closed: 7/7/2020

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Lawsuit settlements:
$22,500   Outlaw, Curtis vs City of New York, et al., 2020 KCSC KCSC 507694/2020
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Complaints

27 Allegations
8 Substantiated
12 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
2 Complainant Unavailable
2 Complainant Uncooperative
5 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
7 Unsubstantiated

February 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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January 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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July 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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February 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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May 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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March 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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July 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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July 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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March 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
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February 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Complainant Unavailable
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January 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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July 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 22 Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 22 Exonerated
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Complainant Uncooperative
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February 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Hispanic Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Hispanic Male, 35 Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
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May 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Exonerated
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March 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 23 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 23 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Male, 23 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched White Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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July 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 50 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 50 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Hispanic Male, 50 Unsubstantiated
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July 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Gender Male Complainant Uncooperative
Offensive Language: Gender Female Alleged Victim Unavailable
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March 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
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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.

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Discipline

Case: 2020-22291
Closed: 7/7/2020
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongful strip search of a person known to the Department.
Penalty: Vacation days (10 days)


Lawsuits

Outlaw, Curtis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 507694/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, May 28, 2020, ended August 12, 2021
$22,500 Settlement