Joseph C. Weldon

Badge #3702, Hispanic Male, 39
Detective Grade 3 at Drug Enforcement Task Force since January 2024, active
Service started July 2006, made $180,000 last year, Tax #942693

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number


Lawsuit settlements:
$10,000   Perry, Malcolm vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05947
$16,000   Collins, Luaja vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV04893
$10,002   Corbett, Keisha, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03412
$10,000   Boatwright, Darnell vs Police Officer Weldon, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06975
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Complaints

9 Complaints
19 Allegations
2 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
1 Complainant Unavailable
3 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
7 Unsubstantiated
2 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202305095, May 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #201400221, January 2014
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201213958, October 2012
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201205201, April 2012
Allegation: Force: Other blunt instrument as a club
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201116641, December 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial, December 2014
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 4 days
additional details

Complaint #201114644, November 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #200912595, August 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200910087, June 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #200802806, February 2008
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #202305095, May 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Female, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Female, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #201400221, January 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201213958, October 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201205201, April 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Other blunt instrument as a club Black Male, 45 Unfounded
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201116641, December 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 57 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 57 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Guilty after trial, December 2014
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 4 days
additional details
Complaint #201114644, November 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 51 Alleged Victim Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #200912595, August 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200910087, June 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 43 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 43 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 43 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #200802806, February 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 19 Complainant Unavailable
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.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2013-9571
Opened: 6/3/2013
Closed: 12/11/2014
Case Details:
  1. Not Guilty: Failed to courteously and clearly state his name when requested to do so by an individual know to the Department
  2. Guilty: Abused his authority as a member of the New York City Police Department in that he frisked an individual know to the Department without sufficient legal authority
Penalty: Forfeiture of four (4) vacation days


Lawsuits

Named in 6 known lawsuits, $46,002 total settlements.

Felix, Geemps vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 706245/2016, Supreme Court - Queens, June 23, 2016, ended July 17, 2020
Administrative Closing

Jemmott, Levar A., et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 508811/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, November 16, 2015, ended March 16, 2018
Zero Disposition

Perry, Malcolm vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05947, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 16, 2015, ended March 23, 2017
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was walking down the street when he was stopped by defendant officers, who took his wallet and arrested him. Plaintiff was charged with littering for spitting on the sidewalk and possession of a forged instrument, which were all later dismissed.

Collins, Luaja vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04893, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 26, 2015, ended April 4, 2016
$16,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers entered an apartment in riot gear where Plaintiff was a visitor. Officers refused to allow Plaintiff to clothe herself and unlawfully searched her. Officers then arrested Plaintiff and alleged that she was in possession of contraband when the contraband the officers found was hidden in a separate room. All charges against Plaintiff were later dismissed.

Corbett, Keisha, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03412, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 18, 2015, ended June 29, 2016
$10,002 Settlement
Complaint, Original Complaint
Description: Both plaintiffs are approached by the Defendant Officer in street when Officer Muggeo assaults, handcuffs, and arrests both plaintiffs. Plaintiffs were taken down to the 75th precinct where the officers unlawfully search them. Both plaintiffs were charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest.

Boatwright, Darnell vs Police Officer Weldon, et al.
Case # 14CV06975, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 1, 2014, ended October 6, 2015
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On the evening of April 27, 2012, Plaintiff Boatwright was in the backyard of 167-02 Baisley Blvd. in Queens County, New York. He was there as an invitee with other people for a social function. On the same night, Defendant Police Officers were present to execute a search warrant for the subject premises. The Defendant Police Officers forcibly entered the premises with weapons drawn and then entered the rear yard where they encountered the Plaintiff seated with other invitees. The Plaintiff had his hands flat and in plain view on the table. The Defendants recovered marijuana from one of the guests that was seated at the same table as the Plaintiff, but the Plaintiff did not possess any contraband. The Defendant...

Other Documents

NYPD Trial Decision 12/11/2014