Robert W. Cox

Badge #3721, White Male, 34
Sergeant at 67th Precinct since December 2020, active
Also served at 109th Precinct, 23rd Precinct
Service started July 2010, made $160,000 last year, Tax #948821

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Arrest (2)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30341
Closed: 5/12/2024
Case: 2016-15811
Closed: 7/20/2016

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Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Smith, Kishaun vs City of New York, et al., 2021 NYCSC NYCSC 150014/2021
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Complaints

9 Complaints
16 Allegations
6 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
2 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Unfounded
5 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202400879, January 2024
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202310981, November 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202301560, February 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #202208369, December 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202204298, June 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202200624, January 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Arrest
Complainant: Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201707849, August 2017
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201704878, June 2017
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201505431, June 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #202400879, January 2024
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35-39 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202310981, November 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 30-34 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202301560, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 21-24 Unfounded
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Complaint #202208369, December 2022
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202204298, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Stop Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202200624, January 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Arrest Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Arrest Black Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201707849, August 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 15 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201704878, June 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201505431, June 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 17 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 17 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 17 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Conclusion Meanings:

'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.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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Discipline

Case: 2024-30341
Closed: 5/12/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongful search of a premises.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2016-15811
Closed: 7/20/2016
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: While on-duty, wrongfully warned another member of the service about the imminent execution of a search warrant at a location the Member of Service was known to frequent.
Penalty: Dismissal probation (12 months), suspended w/o pay (10 days), vacation days (30 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $15,000 total settlements.

Patterson, Dequan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 531628/2023, Supreme Court - Kings, November 2, 2023

Smith, Kishaun vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 150014/2021, Supreme Court - New York, March 8, 2021, ended December 14, 2022
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On August 5, 2017, on Lexington Avenue near the intersection of East 104th Street in Manhattan, Defendant Officer Cox was operating a police vehicle with other Defendant Officers. Defendant Officer Cox drove the automobile and passed plaintiff’s scooter. As the automobile was in front of plaintiff’s scooter, Defendant Office Cox stopped the automobile and opened the door of the automobile in such a manner that it struck Plaintiff’s scooter, knocking him from the scooter and causing Plaintiff to sustain serious injuries. In order to cover up their misconduct, Defendants Office Cox and other Defendant Officers prepared false reports that plaintiff drove the scooter into the police automobile.

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