Steven O. Lopez

Badge #5827, Hispanic Male, 40
Detective Grade 3 at Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 01 since June 2021
Also served in: Warrant Section, Strategic Response Group, Special Operations Division Strategic Response Group, 46th Precinct
Service started July 2005, made $144,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number



Lawsuit settlements:
$9,500   Davis, Mark vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV08352
$12,500   Garcia v. The City Of New York , et al, 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV05201
$82,001   Barrett, Tavin vs City of New York, et al., 2018 SDNY SDNY 18CV05522
$340,000   Archibald, Troy, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 028182/2018E
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Complaints

11 Allegations
1 Substantiated
5 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
6 Alleged Victim Unavailable
1 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Unsubstantiated

September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

May 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction

December 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

April 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 15 Complaint Withdrawn
May 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 46 Unsubstantiated
July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male, 27 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
December 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Force: Other Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 43 Complainant Uncooperative
April 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male Complainant Unavailable

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 10 known lawsuits, $444,001 total settlements.

Sowells v. City of New York et al
Case # 22465-2012, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2012
Complaint

Davis, Mark vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV08352, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 20, 2014, ended June 11, 2015
$9,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Garcia v. The City Of New York , et al
Case # 15CV05201, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was standing near his borrowed car when defendant officers approached him. Plaintiff's car was unlawfully searched, plaintiff was assaulted and falsely arrested. Plaintiff was then brought to the 48th precinct and then central booking and was held for several hours. The charges were unknown and were dismissed later.

Diaz v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 304408/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2015

Sturdivant, Curtis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 301020/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 17, 2015
Complaint

Nelson, Cuame vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 504911/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, March 24, 2017
Summons, Complaint

Hernandez, Ramon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020756/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 7, 2018, ended March 12, 2020
Zero Disposition

Barrett, Tavin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV05522, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 20, 2018, ended February 10, 2020
$82,001 Settlement
Description: Plaintiff was randomly stopped and searched on the street, Defendant Officer recovered less than 25 grams of marijuana. Plaintiff was taken to the 47th Precinct, where he was charged with possession of a firearm in the second degree, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana. When he pleas not guilty, he was held at Rikers for 8 months. Eventually he was fount not guilty, and the charges were dismissed.

Archibald, Troy, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 028182/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 18, 2018, ended December 13, 2019
$340,000 Settlement

Hernandez, Ramon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV02397, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 17, 2021

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB cases 201308475, 201909241 and additional lawsuit 14CV83562