Forrest N. Hirsch

Lieutenant Special Assignment at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Public Safety Teams
Service started July 2006, made $212,000 last year, active
White Male, 41

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (3)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Abuse of Authority: Stop (2)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Discourtesy: Action
Discourtesy: Word (2)
Offensive Language: Race


Lawsuit settlements:
$12,501   Baines, Ramsey vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01472
$17,500   Davis, Kent vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01699
$20,000   Braxton, Keith vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05516
$90,000   Anderson V. City of New York et al, 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV02546
$50,000   Villafana et al v. City of New York et al, 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV03591
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Complaints

63 Allegations
12 Substantiated
18 Complaints
4 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
5 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complainant Unavailable
2 Complainant Uncooperative
16 Exonerated
8 Unfounded
19 Unsubstantiated

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

March 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

March 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

February 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

September 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
additional details

November 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

October 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

July 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

July 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days
additional details

June 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

February 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun as club
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

November 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: American Indian Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: American Indian Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: American Indian Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details

March 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

July 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

April 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

January 2009 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

February 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Force: Hit against inanimate object Unfounded
Force: Physical force Unfounded
Force: Physical force Unfounded
Force: Physical force Unfounded
Offensive Language: Gender Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
March 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Question Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
March 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
February 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Force: Physical force Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
September 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
additional details
November 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 37 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
October 2018 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
additional details
July 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
July 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 26 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days
additional details
June 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 47 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 47 Exonerated
additional details
February 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun as club Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
Force: Radio as club Black Male, 13 Exonerated
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 13 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 13 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 13 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 13 Unfounded
additional details
November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk American Indian Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Stop American Indian Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) American Indian Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details
March 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 20 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Vehicle Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
July 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 17 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 32 Unfounded
additional details
April 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 47 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
January 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 34 Exonerated
additional details
February 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 41 Exonerated
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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.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2014-12260
Closed: 8/29/2014
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Entered a residence without sufficient legal authority.
Penalty: Vacation days (5 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $190,001 total settlements.

Cochran, Stefan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 507544/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, May 28, 2020

Fulcher, Shawn vs P. O. Rodriguez, Eduardo, et al.
Case # 513297/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, July 25, 2019

Fulcher, Shawn Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506406/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, June 17, 2019

Baines, Ramsey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV01472, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 23, 2015, ended February 3, 2016
$12,501 Settlement
Second Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff stopped to say hello to a friend when two undercover police officers jumped out of their car, grabbed the friend, and put him in handcuffs. Plaintiff tried to record with his phone and once he was walking away was grabbed by an officer, assaulted, and arrested. Plaintiff was strip searched and called a monkey. False charges were levied against him which were ACD'd

Davis, Kent vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01699, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 20, 2014, ended June 24, 2014
$17,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Littles v. The City of New York et al
Case # 14CV05002, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
Pending
Amended Complaint, Amended Complaint, Complaint

Braxton, Keith vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05516, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 1, 2013, ended August 27, 2014
$20,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Anderson V. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV02546, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2013
$90,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Villafana et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV03591, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2013
$50,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional lawsuit 12CV4151