Sean J. Lynch

Badge #4339, White Male
Retired Sergeant at Narcotics Borough Bronx
Also served in: Housing Borough Bronx Queens IM, Bronx Queens IM, Patrol Borough Bronx AC, 43rd Precinct
Service started July 1996, ended September 2017


Lawsuit settlements:
$25,000   Torres v. City of New York et al, 2015 BCSC BCSC 300969-2015
$25,000   Keenan v. The City of New York et a, 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV08772
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Articles

Police in Gun Searches Face Disbelief in Court, New York Times, 12 May 2008

Complaints

28 Allegations
0 Substantiated
14 Complaints
1 Complainant Uncooperative
8 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
16 Unsubstantiated

March 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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December 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 59
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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February 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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December 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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June 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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June 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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January 2006 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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June 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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August 2000 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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March 1999 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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March 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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December 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 59 Complainant Uncooperative
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February 2012 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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May 2011 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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December 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
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November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
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September 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
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June 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 26 Exonerated
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June 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
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February 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 22 Exonerated
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January 2006 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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June 2004 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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August 2000 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 35 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 35 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Hispanic Male, 35 Unfounded
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March 1999 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
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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 4 known lawsuits, $50,000 total settlements.

Fana v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV08114, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: 1st incident: Plaintiff's car was pulled over by officers who told him to exit the vehicle, handcuffed him, searched the car, and then assaulted him. He was processed and sent to Rikers.2nd incident: Plaintiff tried to film the arrests of other individuals when he was then arrested and charged with dis con and oga. Case was dismissed.

Torres v. City of New York et al
Case # 300969-2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2015
$25,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Wallace v. City of New York et al
Case # 025261-2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2014
Summons/Complaint

Keenan v. The City of New York et a
Case # 12CV08772, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2012
$25,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint