Benjamin B. Lee

Captain at Crime Scene Unit since May 2021
Also served in: 88th Precinct
Service started July 2003, made $199,000 last year, active
Asian Male


1 Allegation
0 Substantiated
1 Complaint
1 Unsubstantiated

January 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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January 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'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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Named in 2 known lawsuits.

Suren, Ismael Joel, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV02659, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 16, 2019, ended September 26, 2022
Zero Disposition
Description: On Feb 19, 2018, plaintiffs were at home when 14 police officers, without a warrant, broke into the apartment with guns drawn. Officers pointed their guns at plaintiff Edjar Joel Suren, who was 17, arrested him and placed him in handcuffs. Officers then grabbed plaintiff Lucia Santigao, 65, off her bed and handcuffed her. Officers then grabbed plaintiff Ismael Suren, Jr. and handcuffed him as well. Officers asked where the "guns and drugs" were, which plaintiffs denied having. They then asked where Nelson Santiago was, and plaintiff Lucia stated he did not live with her. Officers had her call Nelson and he came to the house, where plaintiff Nelson was then arrested and searched. Family members Edgardo Suren and...

Hatcher v. City of New York et al
Case # 08CV03735, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2008
Dismissed with Prejudice
Complaint, Stipulation