John J. Mcgee

Badge #5148, White Male
Detective Specialist at Barrier Section since November 2021, active
Also served at Narcotics Borough Bronx, 44th Precinct, Gang Squad Bronx
Service started December 1997, made $161,000 last year, Tax #920583

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched

Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Polanco, Bienvenido vs City of New York, 2019 BCSC BCSC 023357/2019E
$50,000   Acosta, Luis vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV07943
$75,000   Stark, Candida vs City of New York, et al., 2011 BCSC BCSC 307678/2011
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Complaints

9 Complaints
25 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
6 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
8 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201809421, November 2018
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of recording device
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Trial Decision
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Complaint #201503892, May 2015
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201202302, February 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201102284, February 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201016401, November 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 61
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Offensive Language: Ethnicity
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 61
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201013723, October 2010
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201004049, March 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #200913635, September 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Female, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200909586, June 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Female, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201809421, November 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 40 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search of recording device Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Trial Decision
additional details
Complaint #201503892, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 15 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Action Male, 15 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201202302, February 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 57 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 57 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201102284, February 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201016401, November 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 18 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 19 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 19 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 61 Unfounded
Offensive Language: Ethnicity Hispanic Female, 61 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 29 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201013723, October 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Black Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201004049, March 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
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Complaint #200913635, September 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Female, 27 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200909586, June 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Chokehold Black Female, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
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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.


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $140,000 total settlements.

Goodridge, Rashone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 814567/2021E, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 1, 2021

Polanco, Bienvenido vs City of New York
Case # 023357/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 22, 2019, ended April 2, 2020
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 29, 2018, Plaintiff in the vicinity of University Avenue and 171st St. in the Bronx, when Defendant Officers, without a warrant or legal justification, stopped, searched, grabbed, and detained Plaintiff in an aggressive and excessive manner. Plaintiff was falsely arrested, incarcerated for over 24 hours, and was required to make numerous court appearances over an extended period of time until all charges against him were terminated.

Acosta, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV07943, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 8, 2013, ended May 22, 2015
$50,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: 1st Incident: Plaintiff falsely arrested for trespassing but then released without charges. 2nd incident: Plaintiff arrested for trespassing but was released without charges.3rd incident: Plaintiff was arrested for OGA, which was later dismissed.4th incident: Plaintiff arrested for Dis Con, later dismissed. 5th incident: Plaintiff arrested for sale of marijuana, taken to a precinct and strip searched. Charges later dismissed.

Griffin, Derik Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 309790/2012, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 4, 2013

Stark, Candida vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307678/2011, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 12, 2011, ended June 13, 2013
$75,000 Settlement

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