Louis J. Depergola

Lieutenant at Drone First Responder Unit since June 2024, active
Service started July 2013, made $173,000 last year, Tax #954724
White Male, 33

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Pepper spray
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2020-22329
Closed: 9/17/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$100,000   Myers, Wayne vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 025086/2019E
$20,000   Wiggins, Jeremy vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 020480/2019E
$50,000   Otero, Alexander vs City of New York, et al., 2018 KCSC KCSC 512817/2018
$12,500   Estime, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2015 BCSC BCSC 023690/2015E
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Complaints

3 Complaints
9 Allegations
2 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
3 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
1 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201906402, April 2019
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201610399, December 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201406312, June 2014
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201906402, April 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Female, 29 Exonerated
Force: Pepper spray Female, 29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Discourtesy: Word Female, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Female, 29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201610399, December 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201406312, June 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 39 Exonerated
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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.
'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.

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Discipline

Case: 2020-22329
Closed: 9/17/2022
Case Details:
  1. Improper use of pepper spray.
  2. Threat to use force.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $182,500 total settlements.

Myers, Wayne vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025086/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 2, 2019, ended February 28, 2020
$100,000 Settlement

Wiggins, Jeremy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020480/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 7, 2019, ended April 6, 2020
$20,000 Settlement

Otero, Alexander vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 512817/2018, Supreme Court - Kings, July 9, 2018, ended February 3, 2020
$50,000 Settlement

Estime, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 023690/2015E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 3, 2015, ended May 30, 2019
$12,500 Settlement