Daniel J. Kern

Badge #2831, Hispanic Male, 32
Detective Grade 3 at Warrant Section since July 2018
Service started July 2013, made $136,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)

Lawsuit settlements:
$15,251   Mccord, Angelica vs City of New York, et al., 2018 SDNY SDNY 18CV08721
$125,000   P., S. an Infant By Mng Mendez, Valentina Rosario, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 026962/2017E
$25,000   Dominguez, Brian vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 024012/2017E
$95,000   Puntiel, Xavier vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 303114/2016
$50,000   Hale, Steven D. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 305222/2014
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Complaints

13 Allegations
4 Substantiated
6 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complainant Unavailable
2 Exonerated
5 Unsubstantiated

September 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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September 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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March 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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September 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
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August 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2018 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
additional details
September 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Male, 28 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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March 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 22 Complainant Unavailable
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September 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
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August 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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July 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
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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.
'Unsubstantiated': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

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Lawsuits

Named in 7 known lawsuits, $310,251 total settlements.

Mccord, Angelica vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08721, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 25, 2018, ended March 25, 2019
$15,251 Settlement

P., S. an Infant By Mng Mendez, Valentina Rosario, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026962/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 10, 2017, ended November 8, 2018
$125,000 Settlement

Dominguez, Brian vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024012/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 17, 2017, ended December 18, 2017
$25,000 Settlement

Cuevas, Alberto, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07525, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 5, 2016
Complaint
Description: The plaintiffs were in their apartment when the defendant officers broke down the front door and entered the apartment without a warrant. The officers tightly handcuffed the plaintiffs, used force, ransacked the apartment and stole items, and took them to the 46th Precinct where they were charged with Criminal Possession of Narcotics even though none were present. The DA declined to prosecute.

Puntiel, Xavier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303114/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 4, 2016, ended September 21, 2017
$95,000 Settlement

Pilcher, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303261/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 6, 2015
Summons and Complaint

Hale, Steven D. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 305222/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 3, 2014, ended June 26, 2015
$50,000 Settlement