Omar M. Birchwood

Captain at Police Service Area 3 since November 2021
Also served in: 73rd Precinct, 90th Precinct, Police Service Area 2, 120th Precinct, Patrol Borough Staten Island Impact Response Team
Service started January 2008, made $179,000 last year, active
Black Male, 38

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Discourtesy: Word (2)


Complaints

22 Allegations
3 Substantiated
8 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
9 Complaint Withdrawn
7 Exonerated
3 Unsubstantiated

April 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details

January 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

September 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

July 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

March 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

December 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
additional details

November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

May 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
additional details

April 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 22 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 21 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 22 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details
January 2017 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
September 2016 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
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July 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 32 Exonerated
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March 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 47 Exonerated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
additional details
December 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Female Complaint Withdrawn
Force: Physical force White Female Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Female Complaint Withdrawn
additional details
November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 31 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 31 Exonerated
additional details
May 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
Offensive Language: Race Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 37 Complaint Withdrawn
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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.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 2 known lawsuits.

Ford et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV03485, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
Settled for undisclosed amount
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Nixon, Jacqueline, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV07215, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 27, 2019

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter