Robert W. Henderson

Lieutenant Commander Detective at Warrant Section since May 2017
Service started April 1997, made $204,000 last year, active
White Male, 48

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search (4)
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number (3)
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search (4)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Discourtesy: Action
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Lawsuit settlements:
$125,000   James v. The City of New York, et al, 2002 SDNY SDNY 02CV05527
$20,000   Tucker et al v. The City of New York et al, 2004 SDNY SDNY 04CV09211
$41,000   Bomani v. The City of New York et al, 2005 SDNY SDNY 05CV02511
$15,000   Shorter v. The City of New York et al, 2006 SDNY SDNY 06CV00406
$15,000   Fagan v. The City of New York et al, 2006 SDNY SDNY 06CV00408
$10,001   Scarder v. The City of New York et al, 2006 SDNY SDNY 06CV00990
$37,500   Edwards v. City of New York et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV05556
$15,000   Minott v. The City of New York et al, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04268
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Complaints

52 Allegations
21 Substantiated
16 Complaints
21 Substantiated (Charges)
12 Exonerated
8 Unfounded
11 Unsubstantiated

April 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

April 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT

February 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

September 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction

February 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT

November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10

November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT

November 2001 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

February 2001 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

August 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

January 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

April 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 32 Exonerated
March 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 28 Exonerated
April 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
February 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 19 Unfounded
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 20 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 20 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Gun Drawn Exonerated
September 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
February 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 10
November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
October 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 21 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 33 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Exonerated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 21 Exonerated
March 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 25 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 25 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 25 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
November 2001 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 20 Unsubstantiated
February 2001 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Exonerated
August 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 36 Exonerated
January 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Unfounded

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': 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': 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 12 known lawsuits, $278,501 total settlements.

McCoy v. City of New York, et al
Case # 01CV02774, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2001
Settled for undisclosed amount

James v. The City of New York, et al
Case # 02CV05527, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2002
$125,000 Settlement
Docket Report

Tucker et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 04CV09211, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2004
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint

Bomani v. The City of New York et al
Case # 05CV02511, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2005
$41,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation 1, Stipulation 2

Shorter v. The City of New York et al
Case # 06CV00406, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2006
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint

Fagan v. The City of New York et al
Case # 06CV00408, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2006
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation

Scarder v. The City of New York et al
Case # 06CV00990, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2006
$10,001 Settlement
Complaint

Watson et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 07CV01917, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2007
Settled for undisclosed amount
Complaint, Stipulation 1, Judgment in favor of Plaintiff Butler, Judgment in favor of Plaintiff Deus

Rhooms v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05910, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2011
Pending
Second Amended Complaint

Edwards v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV05556, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$37,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Minott v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV04268, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint

Rhooms v. Enright et al
Case # 13CV05006, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2013
Pending
Amended Complaint

District Attorney Letter

Staten Island DA Letter references 'Failure to give name and shield number to person requesting', 'Failure to Report/Notify', 'Unauthorized Physical Force'