Vaughan H. Ettienne

Badge #6736, Black Male, 44
Also served in: 81st Precinct, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South AC
Started July 2001, made $163,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Abuse Of Authority: Stop


Lawsuits:
  Jenkins, Melvin vs Aux Sergeant Elder, Lomax, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 12CV04165
$30,000   Julien, Ebonique vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV09942
$27,000   Clark v. Ettienne et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV04961
$13,000   Allen v. City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06337
  King v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV00497
  Greene et al v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06436
  Winley, Brandon vs City of New York, et al., 2015 KCSC KCSC 012579/2015
$17,500   Bookard, James vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 515361/2015
$60,000   Brown, Devon vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 509498/2016
$925,000   Gaffney, Gregory vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 517036/2016
  Mcmanus, Harvey vs City of New York, et al., 2017 KCSC KCSC 501655/2017
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Complaints

21 Allegations
2 Substantiated
7 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
5 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
9 Unsubstantiated

May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Sexual orientation
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

December 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

January 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

October 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Complainant Uncooperative
July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Sexual orientation Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
January 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 24 Exonerated
December 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 57 Complaint Withdrawn
January 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 46 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Male, 46 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
October 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 23 Unsubstantiated

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': 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': 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.


Lawsuits

Jenkins, Melvin vs Aux Sergeant Elder, Lomax, et al.
Case # 12CV04165, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
January 15, 2013, ended September 22, 2015
Zero Disposition
12-cv-04165-RRM-LB.pdf
Description: After Plaintiff honked his horn at defendant officers who were blocking traffic, they chased and assaulted him. Also, PO Ettienne claimed he recovered three .88 caliber cartridges from Plaintiff's pocket, when he recovered them from the van

Julien, Ebonique vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV09942, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
December 17, 2014, ended December 17, 2015
$30,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant officers claimed Plaintiff stole a moped even though clear evidence and the victim said otherwise. Plaintiff charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, later dismissed.

Clark v. Ettienne et al
Case # 15CV04961, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2015
$27,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff opened his apartment door and defendant officers grabbed him, punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, and assaulted him. Plaintiff was handcuffed, searched, and taken to central booking where he was prosecuted for Assault in the 2nd Degree. Plaintiff eventually accepted an ACD.

Allen v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06337, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2015
$13,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was at a friends, went to the store, and then returned to the friend's apartment to find 5-10 police officers outside. Plaintiff saw an officer punch her friend's son in the face and when she objected she was also handcuffed and assaulted. Plaintiff was taken to a precinct for 7 hours and then issued a summons by Officer Ettienne for 240.20(2), which was later dismissed.

King v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV00497, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2015
Pending
Amended Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was in his apt when asked by defendant officers to show keys of the apt. he also showed a coned bill proving he lived there. Nevertheless he was arrested for Crim. Trespass in the 2nd and 3rd Degree. Case was ACD'd.

Greene et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06436, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2015
Pending
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers forcibly entered the Plaintiffs home, shoved, handcuffed, and assaulted Plaintiffs. Defendant Officers tased one Plaintiff who then suffered a heart attack and had to be taken to a hospital where he was shackled to the bed. Charges were filed against Plaintiffs which were all later dismissed.

Winley, Brandon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 012579/2015, Supreme Court - Kings
October 22, 2015

Bookard, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 515361/2015, Supreme Court - Kings
February 19, 2016, ended December 5, 2016
$17,500 Settlement

Brown, Devon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 509498/2016, Supreme Court - Kings
July 1, 2016, ended January 26, 2018
$60,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Gaffney, Gregory vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517036/2016, Supreme Court - Kings
October 3, 2016, ended April 3, 2018
$925,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Mcmanus, Harvey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501655/2017, Supreme Court - Kings
February 2, 2017