Phillip C. Atkins

Badge #742, Black Male, 55
Detective Grade 2 at Organized Crime Investigation Division since March 2019, active
Service started March 2000, made $172,000 last year, Tax #924903

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop

Lawsuit settlements:
$70,000   Jurich, David vs City of New York, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 16CV07579
$20,000   Brown v. The City of New York, EDNY EDNY 11CV04436
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Articles

Fatal Shooting Detective Sued In Six Cases, Wall Street Journal, 6/15/2012

Complaints

26 Complaints
65 Allegations
4 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Alleged Victim Unavailable
2 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Complainant Unavailable
11 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Complaint Withdrawn
9 Exonerated
5 Unfounded
28 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202307075, August 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #201202667, February 2012
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial, December 2014
Penalty: Reprimand
additional details

Complaint #201113930, October 2011
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201015382, October 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201014089, October 2010
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #201011017, August 2010
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #201011089, August 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #201009786, July 2010
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201007599, June 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201005210, April 2010
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #201012621, May 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

Complaint #200908459, May 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #200905088, March 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200805599, April 2008
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200718618, December 2007
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200711189, August 2007
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200710890, July 2007
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Gesture
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200703478, March 2007
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200605912, May 2006
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #200600353, January 2006
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200503317, March 2005
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #200406066, June 2004
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200404355, May 2004
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

Complaint #200402892, March 2004
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200402042, February 2004
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #200200047, January 2002
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
additional details

Complaint #202307075, August 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 21-24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 21-24 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201202667, February 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 53 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial, December 2014
Penalty: Reprimand
additional details
Complaint #201113930, October 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 20 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201015382, October 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201014089, October 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201011017, August 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Female Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201011089, August 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 44 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 52 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #201009786, July 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 23 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201007599, June 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 52 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201005210, April 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201012621, May 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 26 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Instructions
additional details
Complaint #200908459, May 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 26 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #200905088, March 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200805599, April 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200718618, December 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 47 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Female, 47 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 38 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200711189, August 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200710890, July 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Gesture Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 18 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200703478, March 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200605912, May 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 28 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #200600353, January 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200503317, March 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 32 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 32 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #200406066, June 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200404355, May 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details
Complaint #200402892, March 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200402042, February 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Radio as club Black Male Complainant Unavailable
Force: Chokehold Black Male Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #200200047, January 2002
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 28 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 28 Complaint Withdrawn
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, $90,000 total settlements.

Jurich, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07579, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 14, 2016, ended September 19, 2017
$70,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was horsing around in his apartment building hallway with a friend when a neighbor called the police. Officers responded to the call and assaulted Plaintiff and lied that he had taken PCP. Plaintiff had to be taken to the hospital. A video of the incident is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ri-FduuJ3Y

Davis, Louise as Adm of Davis, Shantel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 002492/2013, Supreme Court - Kings, February 13, 2013

Antrobus v. NYPD et al
Case # 11CV02109, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Settlement
Stipulation, Complaint

Brown v. The City of New York
Case # 11CV04436, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$20,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: False arrest and seizure of plaintiff, who was riding a bicycle on Lenox Road and brought him to the precinct to conduct an illegal strip search and found nothing illegal on plaintiff.

Rosser v. Sanoti-Aventis
Case # 17CV02396, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was arrested for Robbery in the Second Degree after having an adverse reaction to mixing a combination of drugs. Plaintiff alleges he was beaten by PO Atkins.

Other Documents

NYPD Trial Decision 12/19/2014
NYPD Trial Decision 12/19/2014