Michael J. Pomerantz

Michael J. Pomerantz

Michael J. Pomerantz
Lieutenant at Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force since September 2021, active
Also served at Patrol Borough Bronx Impact Response Team, 46th Precinct, Gang Squad Manhattan North, 42nd Precinct
Service started July 2008, made $200,000 last year, Tax #947364
White Male, 38

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (3)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-26831
Closed: 5/2/2024
Case: 2022-26712
Closed: 10/19/2023
Case: 2022-26830
Closed: 10/8/2023
Case: 2022-26713
Closed: 5/12/2023
Case: 2022-26520
Closed: 7/11/2022
Case: 2022-26521
Closed: 7/11/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$30,000   Pierre, Annette vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 025122/2017E
$55,000   Chapman, Terry vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 021156/2017E
$100,000   Turner, Kowan vs City of New York, et al., 2015 BCSC BCSC 026413/2015E
$65,500   Joseph, Jahkeda, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 024064/2014E
$45,000   Colon, Daniel vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 13CV08797
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Complaints

19 Complaints
46 Allegations
6 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
5 Closed - Pending Litigation
3 Complainant Unavailable
4 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
18 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202102041, March 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202101237, February 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

Complaint #202006237, August 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Black Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Black Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202005986, August 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Photography/Videography
Complainant: Black Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

Complaint #202003699, May 2020
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #201907725, August 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201809854, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201804310, May 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201801182, February 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 60
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 60
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 60
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

Complaint #201600906, January 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201208091, June 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201116089, December 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201200816, December 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Instructions
APU Plea Penalty: Instructions
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2015
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201111263, September 2011
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201108324, June 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201104583, April 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201016630, November 2010
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 13
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201012515, August 2010
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: White Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201002872, February 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202102041, March 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #202101237, February 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Hispanic Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #202006237, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Black Female, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Black Female, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202005986, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 15-17 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Photography/Videography Black Male, 15-17 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
Complaint #202003699, May 2020
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #201907725, August 2019
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201809854, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201804310, May 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 28 Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Closed - Pending Litigation
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201801182, February 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 60 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 60 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 60 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
Complaint #201600906, January 2016
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201208091, June 2012
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201116089, December 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201200816, December 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Instructions
APU Plea Penalty: Instructions
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2015
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201111263, September 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201108324, June 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 27 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 27 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201104583, April 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201016630, November 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 13 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201012515, August 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed White Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force White Male, 26 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201002872, February 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
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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.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2022-26831
Closed: 5/2/2024
Case Details:
  1. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
  2. Failed to timely activate body worn camera.
Recommendation: Other

Case: 2022-26712
Closed: 10/19/2023
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules - failed to provide a business card
  2. Wrongfully stopped an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (3 days)
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications

Case: 2022-26830
Closed: 10/8/2023
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules - failed to provide a Department business card
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (3 days)
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications

Case: 2022-26713
Closed: 5/12/2023
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate their body worn camera.
  2. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
  3. Failed to prepare required reports .
Recommendation: Other

Case: 2022-26520
Closed: 7/11/2022
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2022-26521
Closed: 7/11/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
  2. Failed to prepare required reports.
Recommendation: Other


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $295,500 total settlements.

Ross, Anthony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159242/2018, Supreme Court - New York, October 10, 2018

Pierre, Annette vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025122/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 29, 2017, ended March 8, 2018
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint

Chapman, Terry vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 021156/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 21, 2017, ended December 18, 2018
$55,000 Settlement
Complaint

Turner, Kowan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026413/2015E, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 20, 2015, ended October 20, 2016
$100,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Joseph, Jahkeda, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024064/2014E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 29, 2014, ended July 29, 2015
$65,500 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Sanchez, Ariel & Dejesus, Maria vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303776/2014, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 22, 2014
Settlement
Complaint

Colon, Daniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV08797, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 7, 2014, ended October 23, 2014
$45,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 2, 2011, around 11:00 p.m., Daniel Colon was leaving a friend's residence at 1776 Weeks Avenue in the Bronx when he was unjustly stopped and assaulted by NYPD Officers Orlando Colon, Anthony Romero, and Michael Pomerantz, without any suspicion of criminal activity. This violent encounter included being punched, shoved against a wall, and beaten with fists, kicks, and a radio transmitter. Following the assault, Colon was searched, found without contraband, yet arrested and subjected to further humiliation, including three strip searches, during which he was degraded and threatened. Despite requesting medical attention for his injuries, including severe swelling and pain, his pleas were ignored. Colon was...

Rosario v. City of New York et al
Case # 156874/2012, Supreme Court - New York
Settlement
Complaint

Ligon v. City of New York
Case # 12CV02274, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Broken Link, ligon.PDF
Description: Large litigation against Operation Clean Halls. Miguel Santiago (43rd precinct) is found incredible and the judge concludes that he did not truthfully fill out paperwork after one plaintiff's arrest and credits plaintiff's testimony that he was strip searched by Santiago, which Santiago denied on the stand. Santiago's partner was Landro Perez.Kieron Ramdeen, 46th Precinct. The judge finds he testified inaccurately regarding which officers he was working with on the night of the challenged arrest. He said he was not working with a ìHispanic officerî that night, after the plaintiff described one of the three officers who arrested him as Hispanic. Ramdeen's partner, PO Michael Pomerantz's memo book indicates that ...