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, 47

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
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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': Also referred to as '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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits.

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

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

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