Joseph A. Durante

Badge #521, White Male, 46
Sergeant at Emergency Service Squad 05 since March 2015
Service started July 1999, made $216,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Lawsuit settlements:
$24,000   Abdul, Joseph, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV00038
$20,000   Thorpe v. City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV02029
$300,000   Simpson v. The City of New York et al, 2007 EDNY EDNY 07CV00016
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Complaints

18 Allegations
2 Substantiated
11 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
6 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
9 Unsubstantiated

March 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: White Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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April 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
additional details

June 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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August 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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June 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details

July 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

June 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 62
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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March 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device White Male, 50 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
additional details
April 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 24 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
additional details
June 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
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September 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
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February 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Unfounded
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August 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
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June 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
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February 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Female, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details
July 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Exonerated
additional details
June 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 62 Exonerated
additional details

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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $344,000 total settlements.

Abdul, Joseph, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00038, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 9, 2015, ended July 21, 2015
$24,000 Settlement
Complaint

Thorpe v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV02029, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$20,000 Settlement
Stipulation, First Amended Complaint

Simpson v. The City of New York et al
Case # 07CV00016, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2007
$300,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation