Steven R. Sposito

Badge #5103, White Male
Former Detective Grade 3 at Real Time Crime Center
Service started March 2000, ended September 2021


Lawsuit settlements:
$46,000   Smith v. City of New York et al, 2004 EDNY EDNY 04CV02663
$36,250   Martin v. City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV04009
$7,500   Altberg et al v. City of New York et al, 2009 EDNY EDNY 09CV04873
$285,000   Patterson et al v. City of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV00231
$40,000   Davis et al v. City Of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV01260
$35,000   Humphreys et al v. City of New York et al, 2010 EDNY EDNY 10CV03011
$155,000   Champagne et al v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV05644
$38,000   Gbor v. The City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV02824
$20,000   Butta et al v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV02843
$15,000   Stephens v. City of New York et al, 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV05281
$36,000   Gibson et al v. The City of New York et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04114
$30,000   Marrero v. City of New York et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04385
$200,000   Cummings v. The City of New York et al, 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV00640
$50,000   Depinto, Vincent vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 12CV06321
$30,000   Matthews, Elaine vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV01203
$85,000   Stewart et al v. The City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV02854
$15,001   Sottile v. City of New York et al, 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV05132
$40,000   Orlando, Vincent, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV05331
$13,500   Rodman v. City of New York et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV04042
$11,000   Carini et al v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05660
$45,000   Itkin, Matthew vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 17CV00187
$15,000   Balzano, Joseph vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV02830
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Complaints

28 Allegations
0 Substantiated
17 Complaints
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
4 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
14 Unsubstantiated

June 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

April 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: White Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

April 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

November 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

February 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

November 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 70
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable

January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
April 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) White Male, 47 Complainant Uncooperative
April 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
November 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 22 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) White Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 27 Unsubstantiated
July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop White Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk White Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 25 Complainant Uncooperative
February 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk White Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
September 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 44 Exonerated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) White Male, 44 Unfounded
July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 18 Exonerated
Force: Gun pointed White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
November 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 70 Alleged Victim Unavailable
January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Other Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 24 Exonerated
February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
June 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 27 Exonerated

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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 23 known lawsuits, $1,248,251 total settlements.

Smith v. City of New York et al
Case # 04CV02663, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2004
$46,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Complaint

Martin v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV04009, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$36,250 Settlement
Complaint

Altberg et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV04873, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint

Patterson et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV00231, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$285,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers Boan and Wittich arrested Plaintiffs, using excessive force on some, and took them to the 120th Precinct, where some Plaintiffs were strip searched. All charges (not specified) against Plaintiffs were later dismissed.

Davis et al v. City Of New York et al
Case # 10CV01260, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$40,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Humphreys et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV03011, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
$35,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Champagne et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05644, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$155,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Gbor v. The City of New York et al
Case # 11CV02824, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$38,000 Settlement
Second Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Butta et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV02843, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$20,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Stephens v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05281, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint

Marsala et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05612, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
Pending
First Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint

Gibson et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV04114, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$36,000 Settlement
Gibson Complaint 12 cv 4114.pdf

Marrero v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV04385, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended 12-cv-04385.pdf, Stipulation

Cummings v. The City of New York et al
Case # 13CV00640, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2013
$200,000 Settlement
Second Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Depinto, Vincent vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV06321, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 14, 2013, ended May 28, 2014
$50,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Matthews, Elaine vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV01203, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 14, 2013, ended October 28, 2013
$30,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint

Stewart et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 14CV02854, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$85,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Sottile v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV05132, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
$15,001 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation

Orlando, Vincent, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV05331, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 19, 2014, ended March 24, 2015
$40,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Stipulation
Description: Both plaintiffs were in a vehicle owned by Plaintiff 1 when they were stopped by an unmarked car. Four plainclothes defendant officers approached plaintiff's 1 vehicle and searched both plaintiffs. They tightly handcuffed and detained plaintiffs in a van driven by defendant officers Banghart and Sposito. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were taken to either 121st or 123rd Precinct. They were brought on unspecified charges, which were later dismissed.

Rodman v. City of New York et al.
Case # 15CV04042, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$13,500 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was driving his vehicle when he was pulled over by plainclothes defendant Officer Moyer. Plaintiff was tightly handcuffed, arrested and detained in an unmarked van. Another officer threw the Plaintiff on the floor of the van and drove recklessly while defendant officer Moyer failed to intervene. The Plaintiff also requested his medication, which the defendant officer refused. After five hours, the plaintiff was escorted to the 120th precinct.

Carini et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV05660, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$11,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff's car was pulled over by defendant officers and searched. Plaintiff was arrested for his lawful prescription pill bottle found in the car and charged with Crim Pos. of a Controlled Substance, which was ACD'd after 2 court appearances. Officers also vouchered less money than was confiscated.

Itkin, Matthew vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00187, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 15, 2015
$45,000
Amended Complaint

Balzano, Joseph vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02830, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 18, 2017, ended June 15, 2018
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was driving with a female passenger when he was pulled over by police officers. Officers ordered Plaintiff and passenger out of the vehicle while Officer Agostino searched the vehicle and the Plaintiff. Passenger possessed controlled substance which she voluntarily surrendered to police officers. Plaintiff was then arrested along with the passenger, handcuffed, and placed in a police van for hours before being transported to a precinct. At the precinct, during interrogation, Agostino grabbed plaintiff by the neck and slammed plaintiff's head against the wall twice.