John J. Potkay

John J. Potkay

John J. Potkay
Inspector at 46th Precinct since November 2021
Service started August 1998, made $215,000 last year, active
White Male, 48

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment

Lawsuit settlements:
$7,500   Johnson, Nayquan vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV01986
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Complaints

5 Allegations
2 Substantiated
2 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Exonerated
1 Unsubstantiated

January 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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December 2001 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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January 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Hispanic Female, 31 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
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December 2001 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or '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.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - 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

Johnson, Nayquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01986, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 13, 2017, ended May 15, 2019
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was driving with his friend and girlfriend when he was cut off in traffic by an off duty police officer. Plaintiff accelerated and officer began to follow him. Plaintiff ultimately pulled over, and the office pulled over behind him and approached the plaintiff. The officer hit the plaintiff's neck with the side of his hand, and then drew a firearm from his waist holster but did not identify himself as a police officer. The plaintiff's girlfriend dialed 911 and the officer then attempted to leave the vicinity. Police Officers from the 19th Precinct arrived on the scene, and once the officer identified himself, the plaintiff was charged by PO Tau Samuel with felony assault on a police officer.