Ernst Celestin

Badge #28671, Black Male
Police Officer at 40th Precinct since October 2020, active
Service started January 2019, made $62,900 last year, Tax #966991

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop (2)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30681
Closed: 5/16/2024
Case: 2024-30535
Closed: 5/5/2024
Case: 2023-29351
Closed: 5/3/2024

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Complaints

5 Complaints
14 Allegations
9 Substantiated
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Complainant Unavailable
2 Unable to Determine
1 Unfounded
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202402290, February 2024
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202301904, January 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202300531, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202208516, December 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202203603, June 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #202402290, February 2024
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 35-39 Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202301904, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25-29 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202300531, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202208516, December 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202203603, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Hispanic Female, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Female, 45-49 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 21-24 Unfounded
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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Discipline

Case: 2024-30681
Closed: 5/16/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully frisked an individual an individual known to the Department.
  2. Wrongfully searched an individual known to the Department.
  3. Wrongfully stopped an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2024-30535
Closed: 5/5/2024
Case Details:
  1. Failed to timely activate body worn camera.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2023-29351
Closed: 5/3/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongful entry of a premises.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B