Brandon M. Gembecki

Badge #4792, White Male, 35
Detective Grade 3 at Narcotics Borough Manhattan North since June 2019
Service started July 2010, made $146,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Discourtesy: Word (2)


Lawsuit settlements:
$12,000   Peralta, Jordy, City of New York, et al., 2020 SDNY SDNY 20CV04884
$25,000   Benitez, Mariano vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 033980/2018E
$20,000   Perez, Harry vs City of New York, 2018 BCSC BCSC 030860/2018E
$93,000   Gonzalez, William, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2018 SDNY SDNY 18CV07488
$5,000   Meador, John vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV05080
$25,000   Miles, Timothy vs City of New York, 2014 BCSC BCSC 302510/2014
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Complaints

30 Allegations
3 Substantiated
12 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
2 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
5 Complainant Uncooperative
6 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
14 Unsubstantiated

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

January 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

December 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

August 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Report
Complaint Closing Report
additional details

December 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Female
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

May 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

August 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
Complaint Closing Report
additional details

September 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

May 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Gesture
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

February 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

April 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unsubstantiated
additional details
January 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
additional details
December 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
August 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 27 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Male, 27 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Report
Complaint Closing Report
additional details
December 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Female Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
May 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Force: Other Hispanic Male, 37 Unfounded
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 37 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 37 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
August 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
Complaint Closing Report
additional details
September 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons Black Male, 25 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
May 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Gesture White Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
February 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details
April 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 34 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Report
additional details

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.
'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 13 known lawsuits, $180,000 total settlements.

Saunders, Brian vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 161578/2021, Supreme Court - New York, January 6, 2022

Allen, Dennis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 157797/2021, Supreme Court - New York, August 26, 2021

Lawrence, Steven, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 158497/2021, Supreme Court - New York, May 20, 2021

Jenkins, Norman vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV03722, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 11, 2021

Peralta, Jordy, City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV04884, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 4, 2020, ended April 22, 2021
$12,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 17, 2017, plaintiff was outside his home when three plains-clothes NYPD officers, including officer Brandon Gembecki, chased plaintiff down the street, tackled him, and punched and kicked him. They did not disclose that they were officers until after plaintiff was in custody. Plaintiff was charged with disorderly conduct, but charges were ultimately dismissed.

Hayes, Gabrielle Inf By Mng Hayes, Breana vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 033709/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 26, 2019

Perez, Irene Urena vs City of New York
Case # 029185/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 15, 2019

Jonas, Trevor vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 022045/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 27, 2019

Benitez, Mariano vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 033980/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 12, 2018, ended June 17, 2019
$25,000 Settlement

Perez, Harry vs City of New York
Case # 030860/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 25, 2018, ended August 1, 2019
$20,000 Settlement

Gonzalez, William, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV07488, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 11, 2018, ended September 17, 2019
$93,000 Settlement
Description: The first incident occurred when a NYPD patrol car was shot with a BB gun. Four people who were seen on surveillance camera were later taken into custody for this incident. Later the same day, Plaintiffs were walking on the street when they were approached by a police vehicle and told to stop what they were doing. All three Plaintiffs were then arrested and taken to the 52nd precinct. One of the Plaintiffs was charged with possession of marijuana, but was later released with a Desk Appearance Ticket and eventually all charges were dismissed. The charges against the second Plaintiff were dismissed at arraignment. The third Plaintiff was charged with possession of noxious material and two counts of disorderly con...

Meador, John vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV05080, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 18, 2017, ended July 6, 2020
$5,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: NYPD officers entered the plaintiff's residence without a warrant, handcuffed him, and his residence was searched.

Miles, Timothy vs City of New York
Case # 302510/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 9, 2014, ended December 7, 2016
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint