William A. Diab

Captain at Warrant Section
Service started January 2006, made $172,000 last year, active
White Male, 39

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises (2)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (2)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Stop (2)
Discourtesy: Action

Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Sylvester, Ronald vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV06023
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Complaints

62 Allegations
11 Substantiated
19 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
4 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Complainant Unavailable
3 Complainant Uncooperative
12 Exonerated
2 Miscellaneous - Subject Terminated
2 Unfounded
26 Unsubstantiated
5 Victim Unidentified

April 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

April 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Asian Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Asian Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Asian Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Asian Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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January 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

December 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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July 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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June 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Electronic device information deletion
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Finding
Penalty: No penalty
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December 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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October 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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May 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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March 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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March 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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June 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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December 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Negttn-Guilty
Penalty: Vacation: 35 days
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December 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Terminated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Terminated
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August 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

September 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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April 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
April 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Asian Male, 34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Asian Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Asian Male, 34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Asian Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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January 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 32 Exonerated
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 36 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
December 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Female, 52 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Black Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
July 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 44 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
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June 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 19 Exonerated
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May 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 30 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Electronic device information deletion Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Race Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 44 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Race Black Female, 44 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Finding
Penalty: No penalty
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December 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male Victim Unidentified
Discourtesy: Word Male Victim Unidentified
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Victim Unidentified
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male Victim Unidentified
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Victim Unidentified
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 41 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
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October 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
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May 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 26 Complainant Unavailable
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March 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
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September 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 28 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 28 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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March 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 34 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 34 Exonerated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 27 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 27 Exonerated
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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June 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
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December 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Negttn-Guilty
Penalty: Vacation: 35 days
additional details
December 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn Miscellaneous - Subject Terminated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18 Miscellaneous - Subject Terminated
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August 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
additional details
September 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 57 Unfounded
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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.


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $15,000 total settlements.

Sylvester, Ronald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV06023, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 5, 2018, ended May 2, 2019
$15,000 Settlement

Benbow, James vs P.O. Feely, Brian, et al.
Case # 17CV06457, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 20, 2017