Joaquin R. Morales

Former Lieutenant Special Assignment at 40th Precinct
Also served in: Police Service Area 7
Service started July 1998, ended April 2022
Hispanic Male, 48

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant


Complaints

5 Allegations
1 Substantiated
4 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
3 Exonerated
1 Unfounded

June 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Black Female, 64
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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June 2005 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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August 2002 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: White Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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July 2001 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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June 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Black Female, 64 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
additional details
June 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40 Exonerated
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August 2002 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop White Male, 33 Exonerated
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July 2001 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 24 Unfounded
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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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits.

Balde, Alpha vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 030424/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 16, 2020

Sce Group, Inc. D/b/a Sin City Entertainment vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08909, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 18, 2018
Complaint
Description: The Plaintiff, SCE GROUP INC. d/b/a SIN CITY ENTERTAINMENT, alleges that from December 2014 through January 5, 2018, Defendant THE CITY OF NEW YORK through its government agents including defendants' (The City of New York and Officers) issued 'false' violations, 'false' summonses, engaged in 'false' arrests, legally baseless stop and frisks, legally baseless checkpoints, 'unlawful' business inspections and other unlawful selective enforcement activities based upon the race and/or national origin of the business owner, patrons and other stakeholders. The plaintiff alleges that defendants personally interfered with and deprived it of its constitutional rights, including the rights to be free from deprivation of l...

Echevarria, Andrew, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306688/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, April 6, 2015

Amirazon, Raheem, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300340/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 6, 2015