Joseph A. Durante

Badge #521, White Male, 47
Sergeant at Emergency Service Squad 05 since March 2015, active
Service started July 1999, made $200,000 last year, Tax #923791

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Lawsuit settlements:
$24,000   Abdul, Joseph, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV00038
$180,001   Gavrity, Vincenzo vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV06004
$25,000   Riddick, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV02642
$300,000   Simpson v. The City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 07CV00016
$20,000   Thorpe v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 09CV02029
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Complaints

11 Complaints
18 Allegations
2 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
6 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
9 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201602809, March 2016
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: White Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201303075, April 2013
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2016
additional details

Complaint #201107743, June 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201016364, November 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200913944, September 2009
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200902831, February 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #200611533, August 2006
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200607543, June 2006
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #200602089, February 2006
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

Complaint #200508226, July 2005
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200506318, June 2005
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 62
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201602809, March 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device White Male, 50 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201303075, April 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 24 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2016
additional details
Complaint #201107743, June 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201016364, November 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200913944, September 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200902831, February 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Unfounded
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Complaint #200611533, August 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200607543, June 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200602089, February 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Female, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details
Complaint #200508226, July 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200506318, June 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 62 Exonerated
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.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $549,001 total settlements.

Abdul, Joseph, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00038, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 9, 2015, ended July 21, 2015
$24,000 Settlement
Complaint

Gavrity, Vincenzo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV06004, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 7, 2012, ended February 1, 2016
$180,001 Settlement

Riddick, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV02642, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 30, 2012, ended April 22, 2013
$25,000 Settlement

Simpson v. The City of New York et al
Case # 07CV00016, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$300,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Thorpe v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV02029, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$20,000 Settlement
Stipulation, First Amended Complaint

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