Edwin Espinal

Badge #3384, Hispanic Male
Sergeant at 103rd Precinct since March 2019
Started July 2004, made $167,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Interference with recording


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2010-1907
Closed: 9/3/2010

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Lawsuits:
$30,000   James et al v. City of New York et al, 2007 EDNY EDNY 07CV03752
$7,500   Coombs v. City of New York et al, 2008 EDNY EDNY 08CV03447
  Phillips v. The City of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV02330
  Bailey v. City of New York et al, 2012 BCSC BCSC 309312-2012
  Simon, Courtney, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV08391
  Robinson v. City of New York, 2015 BCSC BCSC 304786-2015
  Dixon v. City of New York et al, 2015 BCSC BCSC 024937-2015
  Pleasant v. City of New York et al, 2016 NYCSC NYCSC 300135-2016
  Pleasant, Bernard vs City of New York, 2016 BCSC BCSC 300135/2016
  Nugent v. City of New York et al, 2017 NYCSC NYCSC 300073-2017
$75,000   Nugent, Leroy vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 300073/2017
  Nelson, Cuame vs City of New York, et al., 2017 KCSC KCSC 504911/2017
  Brown, Jeffrey vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV02508
  Mcknight, Christian vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV02481
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Complaints

37 Allegations
1 Substantiated
17 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
3 Complainant Unavailable
8 Complainant Uncooperative
8 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
15 Unsubstantiated

August 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)

May 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

October 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Asian Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Asian Female, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Asian Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

April 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

March 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

July 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Black Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

October 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 37 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Interference with recording Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
May 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Age 27 Unfounded
October 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Alleged Victim Uncooperative
July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
June 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
January 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn Exonerated
July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Asian Male, 48 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Asian Female, 41 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Asian Male, 48 Unsubstantiated
May 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Black Female Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Female Complainant Uncooperative
April 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
March 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Female Complainant Unavailable
Force: Physical force Female Complainant Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Female Complainant Unavailable
July 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Exonerated
April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Handcuffs too tight Black Female, 30 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Gender Black Female, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
October 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
September 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated

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.


Discipline

Case: 2010-1907
Closed: 9/3/2010
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Did fail and neglect to maintain said officer's activity log in that said officer could not locate his activity logs and provide them for inspection upon request.
  2. Guilty: Said officer scheduled to perform a tour of 1400 hours to 2235 hours, was absent from said assignment at 1400 hours and did not report until 1425 hours, a period of twenty-five (25) minutes absent without leave.
  3. Guilty: Did knowingly associate with a person reasonably believed to be engaged in, likely to engage in, or to have engaged in criminal activities.
  4. Guilty: Did wrongfully and without just cause have an interest in or an association with premises engaged in illegal gambling operations.
  5. Guilty: Failed to disclose potentially relevant information, specifically that he knew a person known to the Department running an illegal gambling operation.
Penalty: Dismissal probation (12 months), pre-trial suspension days (30 days), vacation days (15 day(s) )


Lawsuits

James et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 07CV03752, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2007
$30,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs were standing in front of their residence waiting for a friend when officers told them to leave for no given reason. Plaintiffs complied but later returned to the location when their friend said that she had arrived to meet them, at which point they were arrested. When plaintiff's mother and sister questioned why Plaintiff was being arrested, they were both assaulted and arrested as well. Defendant officers made false allegations against all three Plaintiffs.

Coombs v. City of New York et al
Case # 08CV03447, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2008
$7,500 Settlement

Phillips v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV02330, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2010
Verdict for Defendant
Complaint

Bailey v. City of New York et al
Case # 309312-2012, Supreme Court - Bronx
2012

Simon, Courtney, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV08391, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
October 21, 2014
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Robinson v. City of New York
Case # 304786-2015, Supreme Court - Bronx
2015
Complaint

Dixon v. City of New York et al
Case # 024937-2015, Supreme Court - Bronx
2015
Settled for undisclosed amount

Pleasant v. City of New York et al
Case # 300135-2016, Supreme Court - New York
2016
Pending

Pleasant, Bernard vs City of New York
Case # 300135/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx
January 28, 2016

Nugent v. City of New York et al
Case # 300073-2017, Supreme Court - New York
2017
Pending

Nugent, Leroy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300073/2017, Supreme Court - Bronx
February 2, 2017, ended April 10, 2019
$75,000 Settlement

Nelson, Cuame vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 504911/2017, Supreme Court - Kings
March 24, 2017
Summons, Complaint

Brown, Jeffrey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02508, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
April 14, 2017, ended January 18, 2018
Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was stopped on the street by multiple police officers. He was stopped, handcuffed, and searched, along with multiple other individuals. Plaintiff was ultimately charged with unlawful gun possession.

Mcknight, Christian vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02481, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
June 16, 2017
Complaint
Description: Police officers stopped plaintiff on the street at gunpoint, handcuffed him and searched him. Plaintiff was charged with gun possession and possession of dangerous weapons, despite the fact that he had no weapons on his person.