Stephen E. Hillmann

Badge #5359, White Male, 38
Sergeant Detective Squad at Brooklyn Robbery Squad since July 2021, active
Also served at Queens Robbery Squad, Gang Squad Queens, 75th Precinct
Service started July 2006, made $195,000 last year, Tax #941904

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (4)
Abuse of Authority: Other
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Discourtesy: Action


Lawsuit settlements:
$60,000   Graham, Reynold Jr. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 KCSC KCSC 512348/2016
$2,501   Ford, Robert vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV02046
$17,500   Carrasco, Alba, et al. vs P.O. Rodriguez, Jonathan, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV08556
$40,000   Mays, Princeton vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV03975
$85,000   Mcgill, Torrance vs City of New York, et al., 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV07509
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Complaints

3 Complaints
14 Allegations
7 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
6 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
7 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201704822, June 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201610413, December 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201310969, November 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
APU Plea Penalty: Reprimand
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Formalized Training, December 2017
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

Complaint #201704822, June 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201610413, December 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 31 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201310969, November 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 16 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
APU Plea Penalty: Reprimand
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Formalized Training, December 2017
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
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 6 known lawsuits, $205,001 total settlements.

Allen, Shakim vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517174/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, August 21, 2019

Graham, Reynold Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 512348/2016, Supreme Court - Kings, July 26, 2016, ended May 14, 2019
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On September 2019, plaintiff was attending a picnic at Highland Park and felt faint as a result of his diabetes. Defendant police officers punched plaintiff in the face, falsely arrested him, forcibly handcuffed him, kicked him, struck him in the ribs with a baton, etc. They dragged plaintiff through the park until an EMS worker made them stop. Once taken to hospital, plaintiff was held in police custody for 12 hours without being charged. Plaintiff was subsequently taken to the precinct and central booking where he was falsely charged with offenses. Plaintiff was falsely prosecuted and deprived of medical attention for his diabetes for over four days.

Ford, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02046, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 9, 2016, ended March 22, 2017
$2,501 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was at his girlfriend's apartment when Defendant Officers rushed in, struck plaintiff in the head with a shield, dragged him to the living room, and handcuffed him. The Defendant Officers searched the home for hours looking for guns but did not recover any. They strip searched Plaintiff in his bathroom and then arrested him and took him to the precinct. Plaintiff was charged with a knife recovered from the kitchen drawer in the apartment, small bag of marijuana found inside the couch, and violating an order of protection that had ever existed. A grand jury voted to dismiss all the charges

Carrasco, Alba, et al. vs P.O. Rodriguez, Jonathan, et al.
Case # 13CV08556, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 4, 2013, ended June 16, 2014
$17,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On November 13, 2011, Plaintiff Carrasco was leaving a baby shower when NYPD officer defendants arrived and began aggressively brutalizing Plaintiff and his family and friends. A defendant office said "handcuff that bitch" and Plaintiff Carrasco was violently handcuffed and put in a police vehicle. Plaintiff Maynard, after finding out what happened at the baby shower, arrived at the precinct, where he observed one his friends, who was handcuffed and already bleeding, being beaten by the defendant officers. When Plaintiff Maynard asked why they were being beaten, the defendant officers threw him to the ground and began kicking, beating and punching his upper body with fists and a baton. The defendant officers in...

Mays, Princeton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03975, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 15, 2013, ended September 19, 2014
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 18, 2011, plaintiff was walking in the vicinity of 4 East 117th Street in Manhattan headed to a local store. Police Officer Manuel Encarnacion, Sergeant Joseph McKenna and Police Officer Joseph Morovich pulled up in a marked patrol car and ran toward plaintiff to stop and frisk him. In response to plaintiff’s exercise of free speech, one of the defendants, likely Morovich, slapped plaintiff in the face. The defendants arrested plaintiff, handcuffed him excessively tight and brought him to an unknown precinct. In the precinct, the aforesaid defendants, acting in concert with Officer Stephen Hillman, falsely charged plaintiff with felony possession of a firearm. Plaintiff was eventually taken to Manhattan...

Mcgill, Torrance vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV07509, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 12, 2012, ended July 9, 2013
$85,000 Settlement