Joel P. Polichron

Badge #4640, White Male, 43
Detective Grade 3 at Detective Borough Brooklyn North Operations since October 2021, active
Service started July 2003, made $170,000 last year, Tax #933192

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Stop

Lawsuit settlements:
$25,000   Payne, Markisha, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV00717
$90,002   Dixon, John, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV06271
$5,000   Johnson, Joan vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV03295
$3,500   Reynolds, Lisa vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV02631
$50,000   Campbell, Daville vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 500536/2016
$12,500   Hutchins, Jessica vs Dimitrakakis, Evagelos, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05900
$25,000   Andrews, Charles vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV05039
$6,250   Rivera, Jose vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV02952
$16,500   Mack v. City of New York et al., EDNY EDNY 10CV03257
$1,500   Young v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 11CV02085
$17,000   Bond v. The City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 11CV04675
$10,000   Brown v. City of New York et al., EDNY EDNY 11CV06074
$40,000   Hallums et al v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 07CV02106
$25,000   Coulter v. City of New York et al., EDNY EDNY 07CV05308
$52,500   Toppings et al. v. City of New York et al., EDNY EDNY 09CV02598
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Complaints

7 Complaints
14 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complainant Unavailable
9 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201403749, April 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201307581, August 2013
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #201203262, March 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, December 2014
additional details

Complaint #201107313, June 2011
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201006692, May 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200817142, November 2008
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #200811320, July 2008
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201403749, April 2014
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201307581, August 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 54 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201203262, March 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 44 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Female, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 44 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, December 2014
additional details
Complaint #201107313, June 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Hispanic Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201006692, May 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 47 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 47 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200817142, November 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Female Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #200811320, July 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 45 Unsubstantiated
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 22 known lawsuits, $379,752 total settlements.

Payne, Markisha, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00717, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 15, 2017, ended August 9, 2018
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs were located inside their home when a group of police officers came into the apartment with weapons drawn. Officers pointed the weapons at two young children, and searched the apartment. When Plaintiff Markish Payne asked to see a warrant, she was told to "shut the fuck up". Officers arrested Markisha and the two young children. When they were released at arraignment, they returned home to find that officers had urinated all over the walls and the floor of the bathroom. Furniture and photographs and other belongings had also been destroyed.

Dixon, John, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06271, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 23, 2016, ended January 10, 2018
$90,002 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiffs were asleep in their home when they woke to the defendant officers forcibly entering their home. The apartment was searched and the plaintiffs were handcuffed and taken to a nearby precinct. Nothing illegal was found in the apartment but the plaintiffs were still charged with possession of a controlled substance. The charges were later dismissed.

Johnson, Joan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV03295, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 27, 2016, ended May 10, 2017
$5,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers forcibly entered Plaintiff's home, searched her apartment, and arrested her. Plaintiff was driven around for hours, denied medical attention, and then brought to a local precinct where she was given a DAT for Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and Use of drug paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree. The DA Declined to prosecute the charges.

Reynolds, Lisa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02631, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 7, 2016, ended July 21, 2017
$3,500 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers physically forced their way into a bar/club, handcuffed and searched Plaintiff, took her to a precinct, and gave her a DAT for ß 220.03, which the DA declined to prosecute.

Campbell, Daville vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 500536/2016, Supreme Court - Kings, April 20, 2016, ended May 13, 2019
$50,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Poole, Darin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06033, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 13, 2016, ended December 20, 2018
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: NYPD officers on 4 different occasions busted down the door of a house at 413 Miller Ave, Brooklyn without documented permission and did damage to the house. P.O.s illegally entered the house, searched, and seized anything that was found. without a valid search warrant. Plaintiff was manhandled and had guns pointed at his face.

Hutchins, Jessica vs Dimitrakakis, Evagelos, et al.
Case # 15CV05900, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 19, 2015, ended June 29, 2016
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was walking down the street when approached by defendant. She was searched and arrested even though there was no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Andrews, Charles vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV05039, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 8, 2014, ended January 9, 2015
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was seating on a bench within a housing complex talking to his friend when defendant officers arrested the two women who stood on the bench next to them. Plaintiff was then arrested with his friends and was brought to the 75th precinct. Plaintiff was then released in the courthouse without any charges.

Rivera, Jose vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV02952, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 10, 2013, ended December 25, 2013
$6,250 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was walking to a check cashing location when he was approached by plain-clothed defendant officers. Plaintiff was then searched and interrogated and then released.

Mack v. City of New York et al.
Case # 10CV03257, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$16,500 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant officers entered plaintiff's home and arrested plaintiff. During the arrest, defendant officers used excessive force. Plaintiff was released without any charges filed against him.

Walls v. City of New York et al.
Case # 10CV05769, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant officers entered plaintiff's home, physically and verbally assaulted the plaintiff, pushed the plaintiff to the ground and handcuffed her. Defendant officers then searched the home, transported plaintiff to the 73rd precinct and performed a strip search. Plaintiff was charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree. All charges were dismissed.

Young v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV02085, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$1,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Plaintiff's house was forcibly entered and searched and plaintiff was arrested and then strip searched at the precinct twice on 2009 and 2010. Plaintiff was charged with possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Plaintiff was forced to plea guilty for the first case and the outcome of the second case was unknown.

Bond v. The City of New York et al
Case # 11CV04675, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$17,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Cowan and two other cops descended on Plaintiff as he left a C-Town grocery store. They illegally searched him, took his house keys, and detained him while police went into his house and searched it without his permission or a warrant. He was arrested and driven around for hours before being taken to the precinct and released without charges. Plaintiff was targeted and harassed in similar ways on multiple occasions during 2010 and 2011 and was falsely charged.

Hayes v. City of New York et al.
Case # 11CV04676, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: On June 13th, 2011 at 5:30 PM at 1782 Broadway, defendant officers approached plaintiff and friends who were playing dominoes outside of aforementioned address. 12 plain clothes defendant officers approached plaintiff and arrested plaintiff along with two other individuals. Defendant officers searched plaintiff, placed plaintiff in handcuffs and transported plaintiff to the 73rd precinct. Plaintiff was accused of selling Viagra to an undercover cop. On April 2011, two plain clothes officers approached plaintiff on street and performed a full-body search and transported him to the 73rd precinct. Plaintiff was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Outcomes are unknown.

Brown v. City of New York et al.
Case # 11CV06074, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$10,000 Settlement
First Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant officers broke down plaintiff's front door and entered the residence. The defendant officers placed plaintiff and everyone at the residence in handcuffs and searched the residence. Plaintiff was arrested, taken to 73rd precinct and charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. All criminal charges were dismissed.

Jemmott v. NYC et al
Case # 15CV07199, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Complaint
Description: On more than 4 occasion, Defendant Officers from the 75th Precinct and Brooklyn North Task Force illegally entered Plaintiff's residence and destroyed property.

Hallums et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 07CV02106, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$40,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Coulter v. City of New York et al.
Case # 07CV05308, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers approached plaintiff in plaintiff's residence's lobby. Defendant officers pushed plaintiff against wall, handcuffed him and searched him. The defendant officers transported plaintiff to the 75th precinct, strip searched him and then dropped him off two blocks from his house. Defendant officer filed an arrest report where he stated that the plaintiff was observed with a rocky white substance.

Toppings et al. v. City of New York et al.
Case # 09CV02598, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$52,500 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant officers knocked on the door of a plaintiff's residence. Defendant officers entered home and approached a plaintiff, a man with disabilities, and searched him. The aforementioned plaintiff and another plaintiff were arrested and taken to the 75th precinct where they were strip searched. The DA declined to prosecute these two plaintiffs. One of the plaintiffs initially tried to file an IAB complaint, but refused to continue with the case due to incorrect allegations made in the complaint.

Navedo v. The City of New York et al
Case # 517489/2017, Supreme Court - Kings
Summons

Edwards, Ronald v. City of New York et al
Case # 116894/2014, Supreme Court - New York

Duncan v. City of New York et al.
Case # 10CV08089, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant officers performed a full-body search on plaintiff and a strip search on suspicion of narcotics sale. Defendant officers took plaintiff's medication. Plaintiff believes evidence in his favor was withheld from trial. Complaint was placed at the 30th precinct.

Other Documents

NYPD Trial Decision 12/19/2014