Merita Hoxha

Badge #1471, White Female, 35
Detective Grade 3 at 42nd Precinct Detective Squad since October 2020
Service started January 2014, made $114,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (6)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse of Authority: Question
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement

Lawsuit settlements:
$30,000   Legette, Najah, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 029593/2019E
$250,000   Smith, Elijah M. vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 024611/2017E
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Complaints

38 Allegations
14 Substantiated
10 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
9 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Complaint Withdrawn
5 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
11 Unsubstantiated

April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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March 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

December 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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May 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

May 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

April 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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December 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

July 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Unsubstantiated
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
March 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Unfounded
Force: Physical force Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
December 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
May 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 38 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
May 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
April 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 25 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details
December 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 38 Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
July 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 16 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 16 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Question Hispanic Male, 16 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
additional details
October 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male Complaint Withdrawn
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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.


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $280,000 total settlements.

Legette, Najah, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 029593/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 19, 2019, ended May 26, 2020
$30,000 Settlement

Smith, Elijah M. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024611/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 28, 2017, ended June 7, 2018
$250,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint