Daniel Nicoletti

Lieutenant at Firearms Suppression Section since August 2023, active
Also served at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Impact Response Team, 81st Precinct, Gun Violence Suppression Division, Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 01, 120th Precinct
Service started July 2006, made $160,000 last year, Tax #942271
White Male

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-23989
Closed: 1/16/2023
Case: 2021-23990
Closed: 8/30/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$50,000   Linton, Marland vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV04958
$21,000   Jaime, Luis Jimmy, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV08575
$5,000   Hoyte, Dameon vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV01269
$15,000   Callender, Elliott vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV01706
$162,000   Whittington, Nickya, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV00067
$205,550   Gray, Donald vs City of New York, et al., 2011 KCSC KCSC 500668/2011
$150,000   Penel et al v. Slavin et al, EDNY EDNY 11CV05195
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Articles

2020 NYC Protests, CCRB, 1/24/2023

Complaints

10 Complaints
33 Allegations
2 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
18 Exonerated
1 Unable to Determine
1 Unfounded
6 Unsubstantiated
3 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202306177, June 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #202004222, June 2020
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, without discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, without discipline, May 2022
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
NYPD Case Retained Letter
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

Complaint #202002375, March 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201901604, February 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201805161, January 2018
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201603160, April 2016
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201600229, January 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201104434, April 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201006327, May 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200803199, August 2007
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202306177, June 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 30-34 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202004222, June 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, without discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, without discipline, May 2022
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
NYPD Case Retained Letter
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details
Complaint #202002375, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 35-39 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 35-39 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 35-39 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201901604, February 2019
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201805161, January 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 55 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 55 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Force: Gun Pointed Hispanic Male, 55 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 55 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201603160, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201600229, January 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201104434, April 2011
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201006327, May 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200803199, August 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2021-23989
Closed: 1/16/2023
Case Details:
  1. Made misleading or inaccurate statements during a CCRB interview.
  2. Wrongfully used physical force.
Recommendation: No disciplinary action

Case: 2021-23990
Closed: 8/30/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to prepare required reports.
Recommendation: No disciplinary action


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $608,550 total settlements.

Elliot, Patrick vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 527041/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, October 13, 2022

Linton, Marland vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV04958, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 12, 2018, ended October 20, 2020
$50,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 27, 2016, Marland Linton was falsely arrested on the basis of false testimony from Undercover Officer 217. Linton spent six months in federal jail as a result of false testimony accusing him of selling narcotics until the case against him was dismissed.

Jaime, Luis Jimmy, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08575, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 13, 2017, ended November 8, 2018
$21,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 24, 2017, ten NYPD officers entered plaintiffs' apartment at 285 Throop Avenue in Brooklyn with guns drawn. The unidentified officers thew plaintiff Luis Jimmy Jaime on his head, face down, handcuffed him, and picked him up by both arms. The officers ignored plaintiffs' request to loosen his handcuffs, and his wrists swelled and bruised. The officers refused to show a warrant, and opened multiple safes in the department, taking plaintiff's life savings. An officer struck plaintiff Luis Jame on his back with a closed fist while plaintiff was walking away from a safe. Plaintiff's life savings, constituting $6,000, were taken by the arresting officers, along with $47,000 belonging to plaintiff Javier Ja...

Hoyte, Dameon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01269, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 17, 2017, ended June 5, 2018
$5,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk when he was approached by the defendant offices. The plaintiff along with three other individuals were all put against the wall, frisked, searched, and handcuffed. The defendant officer searched in the gated front area of the residence they were all outside of when he allegedly retrieved a handgun wrapped in a ski mask. The plaintiff was under arrest and taken to the 73rd Precinct. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second and fourth degree and criminal possession of a firearm. The charges were dismissed.

Callender, Elliott vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV01706, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 20, 2016, ended January 2, 2018
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was outside in a friend's backyard, smoking a cigarette when he heard a loud noise, people screaming, and people telling to get on the floor and not move. Plaintiff ran out of the backyard and jumped over a fence and hid. Eventually, officers found him on the rear of 618 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY with their weapons drawn. Officers ordered plaintiff to get on his knees and put his hands behind his back and complied. Officers then forced his face to the ground, punched and kicked him in the arms. While Plaintiff asked that they stop, one officer put him in a submission hold by putting his knee on the back of the plaintiffs neck. Once they stopped, officers searched and searched and found nothing on the...

Whittington, Nickya, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV00067, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 14, 2013, ended October 25, 2013
$162,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On December 10, 2011, Plaintiffs were lawfully present inside a private residence in Brooklyn when Defendant Officer Nicoletti and others forcefully entered the premises without displaying a warrant or having consent of those who lived there. Defendant Officers, with weapons drawn, physically threw some Plaintiffs to the floor, while handcuffing all Plaintiffs and arresting them. Plaintiffs were then transported to the precinct where most of them remained for many hours before being transported to central booking where they spent several more hours. Eventually all Plaintiffs were released and the District Attorney declined to prosecute.

Gray, Donald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 500668/2011, Supreme Court - Kings, December 14, 2011, ended September 25, 2018
$205,550 Order/Judgment (Verdict)

Penel et al v. Slavin et al
Case # 11CV05195, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$150,000 Settlement
Complaint

Holley v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV02410, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaint #202003978 and additional lawsuit 11CV1853