Sid L. Caesar

Badge #2062, Black Male
Detective Grade 3 at Narcotics Borough Manhattan North
Service started July 2003, made $158,000 last year, active


Lawsuit settlements:
$45,000   Jenkins et al v. The City of New York et al, 2010 SDNY SDNY 10CV04535
$10,000   Roberts v. The City of New York et al, 2011 SDNY SDNY 11CV04878
$40,000   Gearles, Tyrone vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV04495
$6,500   Pearson, Sean vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV06868
$35,000   Robbins, Mark vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV00371
$7,500   Johnson v. City of New York et al, 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV04216
$50,000   Campbell, Kevin Sv City of New York, et al., 2016 NYCSC NYCSC 450355/2017
$40,000   Armstrong, Joshua vs City of New York, et al., 2016 NYCSC NYCSC 158455/2016
$6,700   Bates, Steven vs Fleming, Christopher, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 15CV09506
$12,500   Lawson, David vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17cv03601
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Complaints

9 Allegations
0 Substantiated
5 Complaints
1 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complainant Uncooperative
4 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Exonerated
2 Unsubstantiated

March 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

March 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

February 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 34 Complainant Unavailable
July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male Complainant Uncooperative
March 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 25 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 25 Complaint Withdrawn
February 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Female, 47 Exonerated

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Unsubstantiated': The 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 17 known lawsuits, $253,200 total settlements.

Henry et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 08CV05261, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2008
Dismissed with Prejudice
Memo Endorsed

Jenkins et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV04535, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2010
$45,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint

Roberts v. The City of New York et al
Case # 11CV04878, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2011
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint

Gearles, Tyrone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV04495, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 11, 2013, ended July 23, 2014
$40,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Order

Pearson, Sean vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06868, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 27, 2013, ended January 31, 2014
$6,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Doorman opened the apartment door for residents and plainclothes detective went in building with them. Det Cesear yelled at residents (black males) waiting for the elevator to get on the ground. Det. Cardona and Talavera arrived and arrested plaintiff on Possession of Marijuana stating he had thrown it on the ground. Plaintiff was taken to 25th precinct, given a DAT for 221.10(1) and 221.05 which were eventually dismissed.

Robbins, Mark vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV00371, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 30, 2014, ended October 27, 2014
$35,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Amended Complaint

Johnson v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV04216, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
$7,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: An individual asked Plaintiff for a cigarette. Plaintiff gave him one and then walked off when he was tackled by defendant officers, tightly handcuffed, searched, taken to a precinct, strip-searched, and charged with 220.39(1). Outcome not specified.

Albarano v. New York City et al
Case # 15CV08433, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint
Description: Mr. Albarano was the passenger on the vehicle he was traveling with his wife. Detectives approached the vehicle without identifying themselves and told plaintiff to step out of the vehicle. He did as was told. He then told the detectives that he was a retired police officer and that he was armed and where it was located, to which one of the detectives responded "I have a white guy with a gun in the street, how will it look if I let him go" and handcuffed and arrested the plaintiff. He was later released with a DAT

Campbell, Kevin Sv City of New York, et al.
Case # 450355/2017, Supreme Court - New York, June 1, 2016, ended April 18, 2018
$50,000 Settlement

Armstrong, Joshua vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 158455/2016, Supreme Court - New York, November 16, 2016, ended April 10, 2020
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint

Bates, Steven vs Fleming, Christopher, et al.
Case # 15CV09506, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 1, 2016, ended February 24, 2017
$6,700 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff, searched him, tightly handcuffed him, took him to the 25th Precinct, and charged him with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, which was later dismissed.

Durham v. Young et al
Case # 17CV00535, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2017
Pending
Complaint
Description: On the incident date, the plaintiff was arrested for sale of a controlled substance when the defendants jumped out of an unmarked car and handcuffed the plaintiff. His pockets were searched and the contents were placed in a yellow envelope by the defendants. The plaintiff was brought to the 25th precinct where he was placed in the holding cell area and told to get naked. The plaintiff did not comply and was jumped, beaten, had his clothes torn off, and underwent a "visually" and "manually cavity" search by the defendants.

Lawson, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17cv03601, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 20, 2017, ended April 22, 2019
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officer Caesar approached Plaintiff, accused him of possessing drugs with intent to sell, arrested and took him into custody. Plaintiff was charged with drug possession with intent to sell, which was later dismissed on a suppression hearing. Det. Caesar was found incredible.

Knight, Curtis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159425/2017E, Supreme Court - New York, February 15, 2018, ended April 15, 2020
Zero Disposition

Harris, Tommy vs Det. Cordova, Manuel, et al.
Case # 150871/2019, Supreme Court - New York, April 8, 2019

Ferguson, Norman W. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 158293/2019, Supreme Court - New York, August 28, 2019

Ferguson, Norman, W. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152117/2020E, Supreme Court - New York, March 9, 2020