Christopher T. Vaccaro

Lieutenant at Narcotics Borough Manhattan North since October 2021
Also served in: 34th Precinct, 41st Precinct, 46th Precinct, Patrol Borough Bronx Impact Response Team
Service started July 2008, made $161,000 last year, active
White Male

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Stop


Lawsuit settlements:
$20,000   Gutierrez, Esteban vs City of New York, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 15CV09907
$25,000   Strickland, Theodore vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 301693/2014
$18,000   Goodwin, Ken By Mng Panton, Dylisa vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 300766/2014
$25,000   Vega, Elietzer vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 305868/2013
$35,000   Felder v. City of New York et al, 2012 BCSC BCSC 303111-2012
$75,000   Delpino v. City of New York et al, 2011 BCSC BCSC 309393-2011
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Complaints

9 Allegations
2 Substantiated
5 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Unfounded
4 Unsubstantiated

January 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
additional details

August 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: White Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

February 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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October 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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August 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

January 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Male Closed - Pending Litigation
additional details
August 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) White Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
additional details
February 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
October 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 30 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
August 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Handcuffs too tight Hispanic Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 41 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'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 11 known lawsuits, $198,000 total settlements.

Javier, Juliana vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020895/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 15, 2018

Perdono, Vladimir vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020894/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 15, 2018

Quinones, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020896/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 15, 2018

Marte, Georgi, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 023762/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 25, 2017

Gutierrez, Esteban vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV09907, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 30, 2016, ended June 25, 2019
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant officers approached Plaintiff after he had just left a liquor store, searched him, claimed to find a gravity knife, and brought him to the 46th precinct. At the precinct, he was charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance instead. Plaintiff's case went to trial where Officer Kenneth Ayala's testimony was deemed incredible and the case was subsequently dismissed.

Strickland, Theodore vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 301693/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, April 8, 2014, ended July 29, 2015
$25,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Goodwin, Ken By Mng Panton, Dylisa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300766/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 21, 2014, ended September 24, 2014
$18,000 Settlement
Complaint

Vega, Elietzer vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 305868/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 30, 2013, ended July 29, 2014
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint

Felder v. City of New York et al
Case # 303111-2012, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2012
$35,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation of Settlement

Delpino v. City of New York et al
Case # 309393-2011, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2011
$75,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation of Settlement

Morales et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 304641-2011, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2011
Complaint