Kenneth A. Spaeth

Badge #2591, White Male
Former Detective Grade 3 at 61st Precinct Detective Squad
Service started August 1998, ended January 2024, Tax #923200

Lawsuit settlements:
$2,000   Welch, Kendari vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01488
$38,333   Jean, Vernick, et al. Obo Jean, Janice and Jean, Javely vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV01366
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Complaints

5 Complaints
8 Allegations
0 Substantiated
1 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Exonerated
2 Unable to Determine
4 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202300803, December 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201501384, February 2015
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201306418, July 2013
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201213370, October 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #200500771, January 2005
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202300803, December 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black, 45-49 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black, 45-49 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201501384, February 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 46 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201306418, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Female Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201213370, October 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 22 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #200500771, January 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
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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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $40,333 total settlements.

Scott, Duquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 511502/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, January 11, 2016

Welch, Kendari vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV01488, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 12, 2015, ended March 7, 2017
$2,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was pulled over by Defendant Officer Depalma who accused him of driving with a suspended license even though the license had been restored. Plaintiff was arrested, taken into custody, and his case was dismissed. The same incident happened two weeks later with Defendant officer Corrado and as a result, Plaintiff had to plead guilty to a Violation of Probation. In another unrelated incident, Plaintiff's car was seized by Defendant Officer Spatz as evidence in a shooting and has yet to be returned.

Jean, Vernick, et al. Obo Jean, Janice and Jean, Javely vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV01366, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 18, 2013, ended May 29, 2014
$38,333 Settlement
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