Leonard J. Clarke

Badge #3459, Black Male, 36
Detective Grade 3 at Criminal Intelligence Section since May 2019
Also served in: 84th Precinct, 70th Precinct
Service started January 2006, made $123,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop (2)



Lawsuit settlements:
$55,000   Hutchinson et al v. City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV01175
$35,000   Michel v. City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV02205
$7,500   Johnson v. The City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV02202
$14,000   Mondesir v. The City of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV03558
$46,500   Derisse v. City of New York et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV05192
$14,000   St. Hillaire v. The City Of New York. et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04786
$20,000   Thompson v. Clarke et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV02662
$19,000   Moore v. City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04382
$14,000   Richardson v. McBride et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04465
$7,500   Sanders v. City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV00348
$20,002   Mcintosh, Kimmel, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 15CV07194
$15,000   Wright, Jason vs City of New York, et al., 2019 KCSC KCSC 522351/2019
$25,000   Burton, Eduardo vs City of New York, et al., 2019 EDNY EDNY 19CV06677
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Complaints

39 Allegations
4 Substantiated
14 Complaints
4 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
3 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
3 Complainant Uncooperative
8 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
18 Unsubstantiated

January 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

January 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 59
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

October 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL

March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B

May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: White Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

December 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

January 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
January 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Complainant Uncooperative
September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Unsubstantiated
August 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Black Female, 23 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 59 Unsubstantiated
June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 36 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
June 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Other Black Female, 39 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 39 Unsubstantiated
June 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Male Complainant Uncooperative
October 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Female, 45 Unsubstantiated
July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
June 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 18 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 18 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL
March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 17 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 17 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 17 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B
Force: Physical force Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Command Discipline - B
May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 43 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Force: Other White Male, 43 Unfounded
December 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Force: Other Black Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 20 Exonerated

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.


Discipline

Case: 2014-11385
Opened: 5/19/2014
Closed: 3/25/2015
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Failed to invoice narcotics that were found in possession of an individual known to the Department
  2. Guilty: Failed to make proper entries in his activity log
  3. Guilty: Failed to immediately report to the Patrol Supervisor/platoon commander an unusual occurrence that caused him to deviate from responding to their assignment
Penalty: Forfeiture of twenty (20) vacation days


Lawsuits

Named in 16 known lawsuits, $292,502 total settlements.

Hutchinson et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV01175, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$55,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers followed Plaintiffs inside their home after they opened the door, physically assaulted both Plaintiffs, forced them to lay on the ground, freezing, outside for 45 minutes until Plaintiff 2 lost consciousness and was brought to the hospital. Both Plaintiffs were never taken to the precinct, but given summonses which were later dismissed.

Michel v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV02205, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$35,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiffs while they were standing in the ground on the street, searched them, found a marijuana cigarette in the garbage, and arrested the four men excessively tight, took them to the 70th Precinct, and charged them with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. Plaintiff 1's charge were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal and Plaintiff 2's charge was dismissed by the prosecutor on merit.

Johnson v. The City of New York et al
Case # 09CV02202, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation
Description: After a Barbeque was rained on, a group of guests went inside the lobby of a building, where Defendant Officers approached them, searched Plaintiff and others, arrested him, took him to the 70th Precinct, strip-searched him, and charged him with Possession of Marijuana, which was later adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

Mondesir v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV03558, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$14,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Complaint
Description: After a dispute with a store clerk over returned merchandise, Defendant Officers were called. They took some of Plaintiff's money and gave it to the store employee for the merchandise, then arrested him, took him to the 70th Precinct, strip-searched him, and charged him with Assault, Dis Con, and Menacing, that were later dismissed.

Derisse v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV05192, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$46,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff on the street, searched him, arrested him, and took him to the 70th Precinct, where he was charged with possession of a firearm, which a Grand Jury later returned a no true bill.

St. Hillaire v. The City Of New York. et al
Case # 12CV04786, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$14,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officer Clarke searched Plaintiff and slammed his head against the wall, until he had to be taken to the Hospital by an ambulance. IAB was notified.

Thompson v. Clarke et al
Case # 14CV02662, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff on the street, searched him, arrested him, and took him to the 67th precinct where he was strip searched, taken to central booking, and then released without any charges ever being filed against him.

Moore v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV04382, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$19,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff on the street, searched him, arrested him, charged him with three counts of criminal possession or sale of a controlled substance, which was ACD'd.

Richardson v. McBride et al
Case # 14CV04465, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$14,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers pulled over a motor vehicle, in which Plaintiff was a passenger, searched Plaintiff's person and the car, arrested him on false drug sale and possession charges, which were eventually dismissed.

Sanders v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV00348, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff went to observe four officers violently arresting his friend and then is subsequently placed under arrest for no reason by defendant officers and charged with OGA, Attempted Assault, Dis Con, and Harassment, which were ACD'd.

Mcintosh, Kimmel, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV07194, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 22, 2016, ended June 8, 2016
$20,002 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs went into a massage spa to get massages when defendant officer barged in and claimed the credit card that one Plaintiff was using was stolen, even though it matched her ID. Plaintiffs were arrested, taken to the 84th Precinct, and then released without charges.

Thomas, Kenya, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08593, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 17, 2017

Botas, Crystal, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV01348, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 23, 2018
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officer executed a search warrant. Defendant Officer stated that he observed Plaintiffs in possession of forged instruments and devices (in the attic Defendant Officer found forged credit cards, checks, skimmer devices and a printer). Plaintiffs were taken into custody and charged with numerous felonies related to the possession and production of forged instruments. Electronic devices were also seized. The charges were later dismissed.

Allen, Ronier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 508084/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, April 16, 2019

Wright, Jason vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 522351/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, October 15, 2019, ended December 7, 2020
$15,000 Settlement

Burton, Eduardo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV06677, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 24, 2019, ended February 14, 2021
$25,000 Settlement