Joseph P. Ricotta

Badge #4750, White Male, 59
Sergeant Detective Squad at Auto Crime since October 2018, active
Also served at 70th Precinct, Auto Crime Division
Service started July 1989, made $166,000 last year, Tax #895904

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search


Complaints

5 Complaints
6 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Complainant Unavailable
3 Exonerated
1 Unfounded

Complaint #201000539, December 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200712162, August 2007
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
additional details

Complaint #200512191, October 2005
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200508133, July 2005
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #200401516, February 2004
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #201000539, December 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 28 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200712162, August 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 42 Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
additional details
Complaint #200512191, October 2005
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200508133, July 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 31 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #200401516, February 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 24 Unfounded
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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2013-10577
Opened: 3/10/2014
Closed: 10/10/2014
Case Details:
  1. Dismissed: Directed another member of the service to conduct a Department motor vehicle check of a vehicle parked near his residence, for personal reasons
Penalty: The charge and specification has been dismissed


Lawsuits

Salvodon, Marie Sherly vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 07CV00174, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 31, 2007, ended July 24, 2013
Zero Disposition

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