Paul M. Chierico

Badge #3418, White Male, 38
Detective Grade 3 at Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 01 since March 2021
Service started January 2005, made $147,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Other
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Abuse of Authority: Stop (5)


Lawsuit settlements:
$18,500   Newark, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV00447
$75,000   Singh, Kevin vs City of New York, et al., 2015 QCSC QCSC 704710/2015
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Complaints

44 Allegations
12 Substantiated
13 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Charges)
9 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
7 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
4 Exonerated
5 Unfounded
14 Unsubstantiated

February 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Asian Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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February 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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June 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Asian Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Asian Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Asian Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Asian Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Asian Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Asian Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Asian Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Asian Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Asian Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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April 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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March 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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December 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant:
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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November 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
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February 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 55 Closed - Pending Litigation
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Asian Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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February 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 32 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
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June 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Asian Male, 51 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Action Asian Male, 51 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Asian Male, 51 Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Asian Male, 24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Asian Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Asian Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Chokehold Asian Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Asian Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Asian Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
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April 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Exonerated
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March 2007 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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December 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Complaint Withdrawn
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November 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 21 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of summons Black Female Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Female, 21 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 21 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Female, 21 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 21 Unfounded
Force: Other Black Female, 21 Unsubstantiated
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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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2015-13482
Closed: 7/27/2015
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: While on-duty, wrongfully used force against a person known to the Department
  2. Guilty: While on-duty, damaged a person known to the Department's property
  3. Guilty: While on duty, arrested a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority
Penalty: Vacation days (20 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $93,500 total settlements.

Simmons, Marcus vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 705727/2020, Supreme Court - Queens, May 27, 2020

Newark, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV00447, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 23, 2018, ended August 26, 2019
$18,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers were in plain clothing when they approached the Plaintiff and grabbed his cell phone and searched the Plaintiff without any justification and punched and tackled the Plaintiff to the ground and then placed the Plaintiff in handcuffs and was then taken to the local precinct and then to central booking.

Newark v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV00447, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2018

Singh, Kevin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 704710/2015, Supreme Court - Queens, May 11, 2015, ended June 20, 2016
$75,000 Settlement