Andrew J. Kamna

Andrew J. Kamna

Andrew J. Kamna
Badge #24865, White Male, 38
Police Officer at Criminal Intelligence Section since March 2023, active
Also served at 111th Precinct, 73rd Precinct
Service started January 2007, made $116,000 last year, Tax #943423

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Stop


Lawsuit settlements:
$25,000   Burton, Eduardo vs City of New York, et al., 2019 EDNY EDNY 19CV06677
$125,000   Hennegan, Nicole vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV03193
$17,500   Aderogba, Saheed vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05745
$55,000   Gardner, Shameka, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01334
$32,500   Ragsdale, Andrea, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 KCSC KCSC 511884/2014
$20,000   Solomon, Joel vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV02821
$30,000   Newsome, Anthony Obo G.,r. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01935
$60,000   Bell, Michelle, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV06790
$15,500   Spencer, Raheem, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05354
$18,500   Leplatte, Renaldo vs Police Officer Kamna, Andrew, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV00121
$20,000   Lynch, Usavior vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV05155
$95,000   Nelson, Jamaane, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV07618
$130,000   Telfair, Kim, Monk, Elease, Telfair, Naquann and Fraser, Richard vs City of New York, 2012 KCSC KCSC 015627/2012
$35,000   Walker, Ronald vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV00840
$45,000   Abdelhadi, Yousra and Abdelhadi, Hassan vs City of New York, et al., 2011 KCSC KCSC 026706/2011
$40,000   Willis et al v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 13CV02603
$168,004   Castro et al v. City of New York et al, SDNY SDNY 11CV03511
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Complaints

6 Complaints
10 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201701897, March 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201609533, November 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201309413, October 2013
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #201306601, July 2013
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201100274, December 2010
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

Complaint #200918943, December 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201701897, March 2017
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201609533, November 2016
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201309413, October 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 28 Unfounded
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 28 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #201306601, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 42 Exonerated
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201100274, December 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details
Complaint #200918943, December 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 26 Exonerated
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 21 known lawsuits, $932,004 total settlements.

Burton, Eduardo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV06677, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 24, 2019, ended February 14, 2021
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On February 27, 2018, NYPD officers, including Stephen Daly, Matthew Vahey, Patrick Barry, Lenno Hendricks, Shawn Soler, Kenneth Paek, Daniel Keane, Dennis Mogelnicki, Eric Miller, and “John” Richardson, forcibly entered an apartment in which plaintiffs were staying. Officers entered the bedroom, pointed guns at plaintiffs, and handcuffed them. The officers were then joined by NYPD officers John Uske, Captain John Breslin, Sergeant David Cheesewright, Leonard Clarke, Andrew Kamna, Lawrende Hotaling, Kellan O’Neill, Gerard Fenton, and Christopher Griffith. Although the officers knew that plaintiffs did not reside at the apartment and that they were not the target of the search warrant, they continued plaintiffs'...

Thomas, Kenya, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08593, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 17, 2017
Complaint
Description: On or about February 2, 2017, Defendants a group of 10-15 NYPD officers, without warning, broke down the door of Plaintiffs Kenya Thomas and Tyana Miller's apartment. Defendants entered Thomas's bedroom, pointed firearms at her, and commanded her not to move. Defendants then placed Plaintiff Thomas in excessively tight handcuffs and moved her into her sister's bedroom. Defendant Bridgett Penner/Jane Doe officer arrived a few minutes later and searched Plaintiff Thomas in view of her family members and a male police officer. Defendant Penner denied Plaintiff Thomas's request to put on clothes, and Defendant Penner's search including touching between Plaintiff's Thomas's thighs and her vagina. Plaintiff Miller wa...

Hennegan, Nicole vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV03193, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 12, 2017, ended June 3, 2021
$125,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On May 5, 2016, twelve police officers in plain clothes, including defendants Officer Grandstaff, Detective Hotaling, Sergeant Cheesewright, and Officer Kamna, ran into plaintiff's apartment while the door was open. Defendants told plaintiff that they had a search warrant, but refused to produce one when plaintiff asked to see it. Defendants ordered plaintiff and her 10 children to leave the apartment at 3:00pm and did not allow them to return until midnight, denying them access to food, water and bathroom relief. Defendant officers searched every room of the apartment and damaged plaintiff's bathroom door frame and lock. Plaintiff's son was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm after defendants fou...

Valdez, Maria as Mng of S., A. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 508295/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, May 10, 2017

Aderogba, Saheed vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05745, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 7, 2015, ended April 27, 2016
$17,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was a passenger in a friend's car when defendant stopped and searched the vehicle. Defendant did not like how plaintiff spoke to them and arrested plaintiff. A metal rod was found in the vehicle and was used as evidence against plaintiff. Plaintiff was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon, which were later dismissed.

Gardner, Shameka, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV01334, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 15, 2015, ended August 15, 2016
$55,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 30, 2012, defendant officers had kicked in plaintiff Shameka Gardner's door to her home, pulled plaintiff's hair, and detained plaintiff. Officers proceeded to detain both plaintiff's children and brought them to the 73rd Precinct. Plaintiff had been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. These charges were subsequently dismissed. / On July 30, 2012, defendant officers dragged plaintiff Sharon Hart out of her home and into a police car. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. She did not possess any controlled substances constructively or otherwise. All charges against Plaintiff were adjourned in contemplation ...

Ragsdale, Andrea, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 511884/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, December 24, 2014, ended May 3, 2018
$32,500 Settlement

Taylor, Nicholas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV05727, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 29, 2014
Complaint

Gravenhise, Nathaniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03448, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 6, 2014, ended March 2, 2015
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On March 2, 2014, Plaintiff was walking with two friends when Officer Andrew J. Kamna and several unidentified officers approached and ordered them to stop and sit down. The officers had no probable cause to believe that Plaintiff or his friends had committed any crimes or offenses. They searched and arrested Plaintiff. At arraignment, Plaintiff was granted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. Plaintiff was released after spending nearly 24 hours in custody.

Solomon, Joel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV02821, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 14, 2014, ended November 25, 2014
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: On January 26, 2013, at approximately 10:00 p.m. at 2196 Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York, the defendant NYPD officers from the 73rd Precinct, including defendant police officer Bryan Cullen, unlawfully entered plaintiff Joel Solomon’s single room occupancy apartment without a warrant, pointing a gun at his head as he opened the door. The defendant officers forced plaintiff to sit in a kitchen area while they forcibly entered and searched the other SRO apartments. Despite finding no evidence connecting plaintiff or his girlfriend to any illegal activities, nor any weapons or contraband on their persons or in their apartment, the defendant officers unlawfully arrested plaintiff. He was handcuffed and taken to ...

Newsome, Anthony Obo G.,r. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01935, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 4, 2014, ended December 12, 2014
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 16, 2013, plaintiff's were inside their home at 682 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY. At approximately 8AM, plaintiff R.G. who was 15 years old, was getting dressed for school when she noticed several police officer kicking in the front door of her home. Plaintiff Anthony Newsome also heard the commotion and walked toward the door. The officers forced their way inside and threw Mr. Newsome to the ground. The officers had their weapons drawn including one firearm pointed directly at Mr. Newsome's back. R.G. who was only partially clothed, was handcuffed and taken to the hallway outside. Both plaintiff's were detained in the hallway while the officers ransacked the apartment. No illegal substances were found on t...

Bell, Michelle, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06790, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 18, 2013, ended October 23, 2014
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 1, 2013 NYPD Officers unlawfully broke down the door to Plaintiffs' apartment and falsely accused Plaintiffs of possessing an unlicensed firearm. Plaintiff Michelle Bell was handcuffed in the apartment for approximately 3 hours. Plaintiff Joshua Bell-Simon was thrown to the ground where officers pointed rifles at him and one pinned him to the ground with foot. He was arrested at the apartment and transported to the 73rd precinct. After approximately 24 hours in custody, he was released with no charges filed against him. Plaintiff Larvelle Bell was escorted at gun-point to a room where he was kicked to the ground. Larvelle witnessed officers destroying property in the apartment before he was unlawfully ...

Spencer, Raheem, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05354, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 1, 2013, ended April 17, 2014
$15,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 27, 2012, Plaintiffs were together in Plaintiff Raheem Spencer's home when NYPD Officers including Officers Kamina, Daly, and Gonzales beginning banging and shouting to open the door. The officers admitted to not having a warrant to enter the apartment but continued to loudly demand entry for the next 45 minutes, which Plaintiffs refused to grant. The force of the officers' knocking eventually broke the door and jammed it. Upon leaving the apartment, an occupant was forced to pry the door open with a crowbar. When the door opened, the officers rushed into the apartment without permission, handcuffed the occupants, and searched the apartment without permission or warrant. After 40 minutes, the officer...

Leplatte, Renaldo vs Police Officer Kamna, Andrew, et al.
Case # 13CV00121, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 8, 2013, ended November 12, 2013
$18,500 Settlement

Lynch, Usavior vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV05155, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 24, 2012, ended July 24, 2013
$20,000 Settlement

Nelson, Jamaane, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV07618, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 16, 2012, ended September 19, 2013
$95,000 Settlement

Telfair, Kim, Monk, Elease, Telfair, Naquann and Fraser, Richard vs City of New York
Case # 015627/2012, Supreme Court - Kings, August 7, 2012, ended April 2, 2019
$130,000 Settlement

Walker, Ronald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV00840, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 24, 2012, ended March 3, 2013
$35,000 Settlement

Abdelhadi, Yousra and Abdelhadi, Hassan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026706/2011, Supreme Court - Kings, December 1, 2011, ended October 15, 2015
$45,000 Settlement

Willis et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV02603, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$40,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint

Castro et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV03511, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
$168,004 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional lawsuits 12CV000840, 12CV15627