John D. Diaz

Lieutenant at 103rd Precinct since July 2019
Service started July 2010, made $204,000 last year, active
Hispanic Male, 35

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons


Lawsuit settlements:
$45,000   Davis, Justin, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV05888
$10,000   Fuller, Ronald vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV02509
$33,500   Petersen, Donnell Obo P.,d. vs Police Officer Diaz, John, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06610
$10,000   Green, Anthony vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06041
$40,000   Whitfield, Crystal, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06085
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Complaints

14 Allegations
1 Substantiated
8 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Complainant Unavailable
5 Exonerated
7 Unsubstantiated

July 2022 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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September 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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August 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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January 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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August 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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July 2022 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Complainant Unavailable
additional details
April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Unsubstantiated
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November 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 29 Exonerated
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September 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
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August 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 29 Exonerated
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January 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
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August 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
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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.
'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 8 known lawsuits, $138,500 total settlements.

Gutierrez, Brandon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03621, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 25, 2018, ended February 22, 2021
Zero Disposition
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff in a sneaker store and forcibly brought him outside, tightly handcuffed him, and searched him. Officers took Plaintiff's property without vouchering it, brought him to the 75th Precinct and charged him with robbery in the first, second and third degree; burglary in the first second and third degree; assault in the second and third; menacing in the second and third, petit larceny, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth and fourth, and possession of a weapon in the fourth, attempted assault in the third, harassment, and trespass. Grand jury returned a no true bill on some of the charges and Plaintiff was acquitted at trial of the rest.

Gutierrez, Brandon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV0321, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 25, 2018

Davis, Justin, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05888, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 2, 2016, ended November 1, 2017
$45,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was parking his car when Defendant Officers approached, removed him from the car, searched him and the vehicle, and handcuffed him. Officers then interrogated him and released him. Thereafter, Plaintiff went to his friends apartment and when they exited, encountered defendant officers. Officers searched the apartment, arrested Plaintiffs, brought them to the 75th Precinct, and charged them with possession of marijuana. Charges against Plaintiffs were ACD'd.

Fuller, Ronald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02509, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 20, 2016, ended October 13, 2017
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was walking down the street when he was approached and grabbed, and leg swept by Defendant Officer White who said he fit the description of a robbery suspect. Plaintiff was handcuffed, taken to the 83rd Precinct, strip-searched, and charges with criminal charges that were alter dismissed.

Petersen, Donnell Obo P.,d. vs Police Officer Diaz, John
Case # 15CV06610, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 18, 2015, ended September 27, 2016
$33,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff's son was walking home from school when he noticed a lot of cops nearby telling a bunch of kids to go home and saw one of his cousins was being detained. When we was walking toward his cousin one officer punched him in the side of the head and continued to assault him. Plaintiff was taken to the 75th Precinct, charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, and Dis Con.

Green, Anthony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06041, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 22, 2015, ended April 25, 2016
$10,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was at a friend's apartment when Defendant Officers rushed in, searched the apartment, handcuffed Plaintiff and strip-searched him in full view of others, brought him to the 75th Precinct, and charged him with 221.05, which was later dismissed.

Elianor v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01917, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers pulled over automobile where Plaintiff was a passenger because they allegedly saw smoke coming out of the car. Officer Bulzomi arrived, searched Plaintiff, found is epilepsy medication, took him to the 75th precinct, refused to give him his medication so that Plaintiff suffered two seizures while in custody until he was transported to a Hospital. DA declined to prosecute

Whitfield, Crystal, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV06085, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 27, 2014, ended May 6, 2015
$40,000 Settlement

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter