Michael S. Alba

Badge #14423, White Male
Police Officer at Police Service Area 3 since September 2019
Service started January 2007, made $119,000 last year, Tax #942934

Lawsuit settlements:
$10,000   Gaines, Takquan vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV04114
$15,000   Avila, Panton vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01108
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Complaints

7 Complaints
19 Allegations
0 Substantiated
6 Complainant Unavailable
5 Complaint Withdrawn
3 Exonerated
1 Unable to Determine
1 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202308305, August 2023
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202305517, June 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201608258, September 2016
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201008950, June 2010
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #200903580, March 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #200806583, May 2008
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #200711489, August 2007
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202308305, August 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Handcuffs too tight Male Complainant Unavailable
Force: Physical force Male Complainant Unavailable
Force: Restricted Breathing Male Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202305517, June 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 30-34 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201608258, September 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 23 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 23 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201008950, June 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Male Complainant Unavailable
Force: Physical force Male Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #200903580, March 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Female, 35 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 35 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 35 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 35 Exonerated
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Complaint #200806583, May 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 30 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 30 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 30 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 30 Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #200711489, August 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 42 Complaint Withdrawn
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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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $25,000 total settlements.

Gaines, Takquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04114, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 20, 2015, ended April 18, 2016
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff and three other individuals observed a fight. Defendant officers stopped plaintiff and accused him of participating in the fight. Plaintiff was physically assaulted, treated at the hospital, relocated to the 90th precinct. Plaintiff was charged with assault in the second degree, assault in the third degree and resisting arrest.

Avila, Panton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01108, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 21, 2014, ended September 22, 2014
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On or about December 19, 2013, Plaintiff was on his phone in the lobby of his mother’s building when police officers, including Michael Alba and Christopher Gazza, shouted epithets at him and aggressively demanded that he open the exterior lobby door so that they could enter the building. Plaintiff was fearful of the PO’s aggressive demeanor and backed away from the door as he continued to speak on his phone. The POs then forced their way through the lobby door and threw Plaintiff against a wall and slammed him to the floor, without justification. Plaintiff was arrested without any basis. The officers kneed Plaintiff in the testicles, cut his hand, and injured his spine, wrist, and shoulder. Plaintiff was charg...