Daniel Gukelberger

Badge #4901, White Male, 37
Detective Grade 3 at Criminal Intelligence Section since July 2021, active
Also served at Patrol Borough Queens Impact Response Team, 103rd Precinct
Service started July 2009, made $158,000 last year, Tax #948350

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Gun Pointed
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Other (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises (2)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop (2)
Discourtesy: Word

Lawsuit settlements:
$45,000   Pearson, Dyllan vs City of New York, et al., 2017 QCSC QCSC 705014/2017
$15,000   Grant, Antuan vs Callagy, Eric, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03157
$20,000   Gangaram, Erik vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV07040
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Complaints

6 Complaints
24 Allegations
15 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
6 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
4 Exonerated
2 Unable to Determine
3 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202205856, August 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Age 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Age 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202007102, October 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: American Indian Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201507246, January 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201310222, October 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201208773, July 2012
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201002524, February 2010
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202205856, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Other Age 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Other Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Age 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Age 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Unable to Determine
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202007102, October 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search American Indian Male, 40-44 Exonerated
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Complaint #201507246, January 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201310222, October 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Male, 42 Exonerated
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Complaint #201208773, July 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201002524, February 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or '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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

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Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $80,000 total settlements.

Pearson, Dyllan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 705014/2017, Supreme Court - Queens, April 14, 2017, ended October 26, 2017
$45,000 Settlement

Williams, Antonio vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV04615, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 13, 2016
Complaint
Description: On January 14, 2017, plaintiff was operating a vehicle on a public road in Queens, when he was directed by defendant police officers Ward and one unnamed officer (Doe) to pull over; plaintiff complied with the order. Defendant Ward ordered the plaintiff to step outside the vehicle and the plaintiff questioned why he needed to step outside. Defendant Ward responded by opening the driver's door and forcibly removing plaintiff from the vehicle. Defendant Ward told plaintiff that he was pulled over because he failed to use a turn signal before turning, despite the plaintiff having used a turn signal and not having violated any traffic laws. Defendant Ward tightly handcuffed plaintiff and then placed him inside t...

Grant, Antuan vs Callagy, Eric, et al.
Case # 15CV03157, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 2, 2015, ended April 12, 2016
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff on the street, stopped and frisked him, handcuffed him, assaulted him, sprayed with Mace and then taken to the 103rd Precinct, where he was strip-searched. Plaintiff was charged with attempted robbery in the first and second degree, assault in the second and third degrees, and resisting arrest, which a grand jury voted no true bill.

Gangaram, Erik vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV07040, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 20, 2013, ended July 28, 2014
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint