Joseph P. Ryan

Badge #6479, White Male
Former Detective Grade 2 at Intelligence Operations and Analysis Section
Also served in: Narcotics Borough Staten Island, Narcotics Division
Service started July 2001, ended September 2021

Lawsuit settlements:
$125,000   Skolnick, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2017 RCSC RCSC 150035/2017
$55,000   Clay et al v. City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01633
$75,000   Wilson, James vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05743
$5,001   Brace v. The City of New York et al, 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV06466
$38,500   Ross et al v. City Of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV01958
$20,000   Butta et al v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV02843
$45,000   Bunche v. The City of New York et al, 2010 SDNY SDNY 10CV05731
$40,000   Davis et al v. City Of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV01260
$7,500   Santiago v. City of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV05995
$28,000   Legrand v. The City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV04338
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Complaints

12 Allegations
0 Substantiated
6 Complaints
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
2 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated
6 Unfounded
2 Unsubstantiated

November 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details

June 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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December 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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November 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
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September 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Male, 22 Exonerated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 70 Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details
June 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
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December 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn Unfounded
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 33 Unfounded
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 40 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 40 Complainant Uncooperative
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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 16 known lawsuits, $439,001 total settlements.

Nesimi, Angelo vs Det. Rivera, Michael, et al.
Case # 17CV04300, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 20, 2017, ended August 19, 2019
Zero Disposition

Skolnick, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 150035/2017, Supreme Court - Richmond, January 9, 2017, ended May 15, 2020
$125,000 Settlement

Gondola v. City of New York et al
Case # 16CV00369, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2016
Pending
Amended Complaint, Original Complaint
Description: Defendant officers pulled over a vehicle where Plaintiff was a passenger, search the passengers and the car, and arrested Plaintiff and the passengers. Plaintiff was brought to the 120th Precinct and charged with drug possession for lawfully prescribed pills found in the driver's purse. All charges against all passengers were dismissed.

Eposito v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV00278, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Broken Link

Clay et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV01633, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$55,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Wilson, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05743, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 1, 2013, ended February 5, 2015
$75,000 Settlement
Complaint

Brace v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV06466, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2012
$5,001 Settlement
Third Amended Complaint, Order of Judgment

Wilcox et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV02978, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
complaintcv12-2978.pdf

Ross et al v. City Of New York et al
Case # 11CV01958, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$38,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Butta et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV02843, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$20,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Bunche v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV05731, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2010
$45,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Davis et al v. City Of New York et al
Case # 10CV01260, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$40,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Santiago v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV05995, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$7,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint

Legrand v. Levy et al
Case # 10CV01486, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
Dismissed with Prejudice
Complaint

Legrand v. The City of New York et al
Case # 09CV04338, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$28,000 Settlement
Second Amended Complaint

Hope v. The City of New York et al
Case # 08CV05022, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2008
Pending
Complaint