Stephen E. Hillmann

Badge #5359, White Male, 35
Sergeant at Queens Robbery Squad
Also served in: 75th Precinct, Queens Robbery Squad, Gang Squad Queens
Service started July 2006, made $177,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk (4)
Abuse Of Authority: Other
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Discourtesy: Action


Lawsuit settlements:
$40,000   Mays, Princeton vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV03975
$17,500   Carrasco, Alba, et al. vs P.O. Rodriguez, Jonathan, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV08556
$2,501   Ford, Robert vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV02046
$60,000   Graham, Reynold Jr. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 512348/2016
View Details

Complaints

14 Allegations
7 Substantiated
3 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
6 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
7 Unsubstantiated

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

December 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Formalized Training

November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Reprimand
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Formalized Training
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed, penalty: Formalized Training
Document: CCRB Summary

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
December 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Other Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 31 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Male Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: Formalized Training
November 2013 - Complaint Details
CCRB Summary
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 16 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Reprimand
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Formalized Training
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed, penalty: Formalized Training
CCRB Summary

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 5 known lawsuits, $120,001 total settlements.

Mays, Princeton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03975, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 15, 2013, ended September 19, 2014
$40,000 Settlement

Carrasco, Alba, et al. vs P.O. Rodriguez, Jonathan, et al.
Case # 13CV08556, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 4, 2013, ended June 16, 2014
$17,500 Settlement

Ford, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02046, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 9, 2016, ended March 22, 2017
$2,501 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was at his girlfriend's apartment when Defendant Officers rushed in, struck plaintiff in the head with a shield, dragged him to the living room, and handcuffed him. The Defendant Officers searched the home for hours looking for guns but did not recover any. They strip searched Plaintiff in his bathroom and then arrested him and took him to the precinct. Plaintiff was charged with a knife recovered from the kitchen drawer in the apartment, small bag of marijuana found inside the couch, and violating an order of protection that had ever existed. A grand jury voted to dismiss all the charges

Graham, Reynold Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 512348/2016, Supreme Court - Kings, July 26, 2016, ended May 14, 2019
$60,000 Settlement

Allen, Shakim vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517174/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, August 21, 2019