Steven Cruz

Badge #29403, Hispanic Male
Retired Police Officer at Transit Bureau District 20
Also served in: Queens Court Section
Service started January 1985

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Punch/Kick
Abuse of Authority: Arrest/D. A. T.
Discourtesy: Curse


Complaints

37 Allegations
3 Substantiated
15 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Charges)
5 Complainant Unavailable
11 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
2 Miscellaneous
3 Unfounded
10 Unsubstantiated

June 2003 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: White Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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May 1999 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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September 1994 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Punch/Kick
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Curse
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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February 1994 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Slap
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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May 1992 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Slap
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Curse
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Hispanic
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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January 1992 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Curse
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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September 1991 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Push/Shove
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Other- Discourtesy
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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December 1989 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other - Abuse
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
Allegation: Offensive Language: Jewish
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
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July 1987 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick/Billy/Club
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Discourtesy: Curse
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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June 1987 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Slap
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Nasty Words
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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March 1987 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Punch/Kick
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Arrest/D. A. T.
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Curse
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
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January 1987 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Beat
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Punch/Kick
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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September 1985 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Other - Force
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Discourtesy
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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June 2003 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 54 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons White Male, 54 Exonerated
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Female Complainant Unavailable
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April 2003 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Handcuffs too tight Black Male, 33 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 33 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 33 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 33 Complainant Uncooperative
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May 1999 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 19 Exonerated
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September 1994 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Punch/Kick Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Curse Complainant Uncooperative
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February 1994 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Slap Unfounded
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May 1992 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Slap Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Curse Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Hispanic Unsubstantiated
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January 1992 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Curse Complainant Uncooperative
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September 1991 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Push/Shove Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle searched Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Other- Discourtesy Unsubstantiated
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December 1989 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other - Abuse Miscellaneous
Offensive Language: Jewish Miscellaneous
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July 1987 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick/Billy/Club Complainant Unavailable
Discourtesy: Curse Complainant Unavailable
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June 1987 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Slap Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Nasty Words Unsubstantiated
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March 1987 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Punch/Kick Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Arrest/D. A. T. Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Curse Substantiated (Charges)
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January 1987 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Beat Unfounded
Force: Punch/Kick Unfounded
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September 1985 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Other - Force Complainant Unavailable
Discourtesy Complainant Unavailable
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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.
'Unsubstantiated': 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.