Joshua P. Navarro

Badge #4419, Hispanic Male, 32
Detective Grade 3 at Warrant Section since November 2021, active
Also served at 75th Precinct
Service started January 2015, made $116,000 last year, Tax #957891

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Gun Pointed
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (3)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (6)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (3)
Abuse of Authority: Stop (3)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-25966
Closed: 6/28/2023
Case: 2022-25465
Closed: 11/17/2022
Case: 2019-20550
Closed: 6/30/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$1,500   Brown, Tyrek vs City of New York, et al., 2021 KCSC KCSC 525971/2020
$45,000   Batista, Reimundo vs City of New York et al., 2019 KCSC KCSC 501404/2019
$175,000   Kearse, Donnell vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 517170/2016
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Complaints

10 Complaints
38 Allegations
19 Substantiated
5 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
12 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
3 Exonerated
3 Miscellaneous
1 Unfounded
11 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202103678, June 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202100558, January 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202005648, August 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202000571, January 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201908017, September 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201907814, August 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201906237, July 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Female, 65-69
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Female, 65-69
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: White Female, 65-69
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous
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Complaint #201808163, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #201807579, September 2018
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201605090, June 2016
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Black Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202103678, June 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Gun Pointed Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Male, 18-20 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202100558, January 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202005648, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202000571, January 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201908017, September 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18-20 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18-20 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201907814, August 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201906237, July 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Female, 65-69 Miscellaneous
Force: Physical force White Female, 65-69 Miscellaneous
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises White Female, 65-69 Miscellaneous
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Complaint #201808163, September 2018
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #201807579, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 28 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201605090, June 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 21 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Black Female, 21 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Male, 19 Exonerated
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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.


Discipline

Case: 2022-25966
Closed: 6/28/2023
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules.
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications

Case: 2022-25465
Closed: 11/17/2022
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules.
  2. Wrongfully frisked an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2019-20550
Closed: 6/30/2022
Case Details:
  1. Improper frisk
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $221,500 total settlements.

Smith, Dennis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506705/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, March 8, 2022
Complaint
Description: On July 11, 2019, Plaintiff was lawfully present on the sidewalk when Defendant NYPD officers, including Matthew McCurry, Michael Ardolino, Michael LaGattolla, Nicholas Conway, Sergio Castillo, Christian Calvagna, Joshua Navarro, and Michael Hansson unlawfully approached and stopped Plaintiff to question him about an argument he had with his wife several hours before. Defendants then seized and searched Plaintiff, despite lack of reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Plaintiff was accused him of a criminal act and was placed in overly-tight handcuffs, causing injury. While Plaintiff was in custody, Defendants went to the residence of Plaintiff's wife and lied to gain access and search the property. Defendants...

Brown, Tyrek vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 525971/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, January 4, 2021, ended May 19, 2022
$1,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 21, 2020, Plaintiff was lawfully at Bradford Street and Sutter Avenue Brooklyn, when Defendant Officers pulled over a motor vehicle that Plaintiff was a passenger in. Defendants Officers alleged to have found marijuana in the motor vehicle, and although Plaintiff denied being in possession of said marijuana, Plaintiff was taken into custody and arrested for possession. Plaintiff was taken to the 75th precinct, processed, and taken to Central booking, and released after 19 hours. All charges against Plaintiff were dismissed pre-arraignment.

Batista, Reimundo vs City of New York et al.
Case # 501404/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, January 24, 2019, ended April 12, 2021
$45,000 Settlement

Kearse, Donnell vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517170/2016, Supreme Court - Kings, October 7, 2016, ended January 26, 2021
$175,000 Settlement

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