Phillip C. Atkins

Badge #742, Black Male, 54
Service started March 2000, made $147,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop


Lawsuit settlements:
$20,000   Brown v. The City of New York, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV04436
$70,000   Jurich, David vs City of New York, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 16CV07579
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Articles

Fatal Shooting Detective Sued In Six Cases, Wall Street Journal, 15 June 2012

Complaints

63 Allegations
4 Substantiated
25 Complaints
4 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Alleged Victim Unavailable
2 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Complainant Unavailable
9 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Complaint Withdrawn
9 Exonerated
5 Unfounded
28 Unsubstantiated

February 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Reprimand
additional details

October 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

October 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

October 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details

August 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

August 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

July 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

June 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

April 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

May 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details

May 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

March 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

April 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

December 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

August 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

July 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Gesture
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

March 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

January 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

March 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

June 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details

March 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

February 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

January 2002 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
additional details

February 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 53 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Penalty: Reprimand
additional details
October 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 20 Exonerated
additional details
October 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
October 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details
August 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Female Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
August 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 44 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 52 Unfounded
additional details
July 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 23 Exonerated
additional details
June 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 52 Unsubstantiated
additional details
April 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
May 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 26 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details
May 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 26 Unfounded
additional details
March 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
additional details
April 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
December 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 47 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Female, 47 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 38 Exonerated
additional details
August 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
July 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Gesture Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 18 Exonerated
additional details
March 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 28 Unfounded
additional details
January 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
additional details
March 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 32 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 32 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
June 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details
March 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
February 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Radio as club Black Male Complainant Unavailable
Force: Chokehold Black Male Complainant Unavailable
additional details
January 2002 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 28 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 28 Complaint Withdrawn
additional details

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.


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $90,000 total settlements.

Brown v. The City of New York
Case # 11CV04436, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$20,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: False arrest and seizure of plaintiff, who was riding a bicycle on Lenox Road and brought him to the precinct to conduct an illegal strip search and found nothing illegal on plaintiff.

Antrobus v. NYPD et al
Case # 11CV02109, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
Settled for undisclosed amount
Stipulation, Complaint

Davis, Louise as Adm of Davis, Shantel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 002492/2013, Supreme Court - Kings, February 13, 2013

Jurich, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07579, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 14, 2016, ended September 19, 2017
$70,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was horsing around in his apartment building hallway with a friend when a neighbor called the police. Officers responded to the call and assaulted Plaintiff and lied that he had taken PCP. Plaintiff had to be taken to the hospital. A video of the incident is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ri-FduuJ3Y

Rosser v. Sanoti-Aventis
Case # 17CV02396, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2017
Pending
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was arrested for Robbery in the Second Degree after having an adverse reaction to mixing a combination of drugs. Plaintiff alleges he was beaten by PO Atkins.

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter