Joseph B. King

Badge #6514, White Male
Detective Grade 1 at Drug Enforcement Task Force since September 2012
Also served in: Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, Manhattan South Narcotics District
Service started December 1997, made $177,000 last year, active



Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Kitching et al v. The City of New York, 2006 EDNY EDNY 06CV00364
$27,500   Vera v. City of New York et al, 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV06925
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Complaints

6 Allegations
0 Substantiated
2 Complaints
4 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
1 Unsubstantiated

April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

April 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 31 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 31 Exonerated
April 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 34 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 34 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 34 Unfounded

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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: 2010-1562
Opened: 7/7/2010
Closed: 1/17/2012
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: While off duty wrongfully operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  2. Guilty: While off duty said officer consumed an intoxicant to the extent that he was unfit for duty
  3. Guilty: While off duty wrongfully operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant
  4. Guilty: While off duty wrongfully operated a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired by the consumption of alcohol
  5. Guilty: Wrongfully possessed two duplicate New York City Police Department shields without authority
Penalty: Dismissal from the New York City Police Department; however, judgment is suspended and respondent will be placed on dismissal probation for a period of one (1) year. Forfeiture of thirty-two (32) pre-trial suspension days, three (3) vacation days, ordered breath testing


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $42,500 total settlements.

Kitching et al v. The City of New York
Case # 06CV00364, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2006
$15,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Officers broke down door to Plaintiff's apartment and pointed guns at their head. Officers ransacked apartment, stealing cash and personal property. Plaintiffs were brought to 75th precinct, subjected to unlawful strip search, and held in custody for 16 hours and 53 hours

Vera v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV06925, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2012
$27,500 Settlement
Complaint

Espada v. N.Y. Police Dept. et al
Case # 17CV04536, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2017
Dismissed without Prejudice
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was punched, elbowed, and kneed in the ribs and back by defendant Detective Joseph King while being arrested. The defendant also put the plaintiff's face to the wall he was standing next to.