Nikolaos A. Stefopoulos

Nikolaos A. Stefopoulos

Nikolaos A. Stefopoulos
Lieutenant at Patrol Service Bureau Community Response Team since July 2023, active
Service started July 2007, made $180,000 last year, Tax #944294
White Male, 38

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Hit against inanimate object
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Discourtesy: Word

Lawsuit settlements:
$13,000   Pierre, Stephon vs City of New York, et al., 2019 EDNY EDNY 18CV06509
$125,000   Skolnick, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2017 RCSC RCSC 150035/2017
$5,000   Lafortune, Geto, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV00112
$25,001   Flit, Aleksandr vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03698
$15,000   Rowe, Daniel A. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 KCSC KCSC 501586/2015
$15,000   Morello, Anthony vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06915
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Complaints

20 Complaints
64 Allegations
6 Substantiated
3 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Complainant Unavailable
12 Complainant Uncooperative
21 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
18 Unsubstantiated
2 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202311352, November 2023
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #202300790, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #202302177, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #202007100, October 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201707718, August 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201703215, April 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 61
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 61
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 61
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201703824, April 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Female, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show arrest warrant
Complainant: Female, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201608641, October 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Female, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201603111, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201600546, December 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: White Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201506511, July 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201412620, December 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201411079, October 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201409178, August 2014
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, December 2016
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201407312, July 2014
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: White Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201308277, July 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201114776, November 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200905728, April 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200817498, December 2008
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200812744, September 2008
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202311352, November 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Other Male, 18-20 Complainant Unavailable
Force: Other Male, 15-17 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Other Male, 18-20 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Other Male, 18-20 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #202300790, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 21-24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #202302177, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202007100, October 2020
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201707718, August 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 29 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201703215, April 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 61 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 61 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 61 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201703824, April 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Female, 42 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show arrest warrant Female, 42 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201608641, October 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 45 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 43 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Female, 51 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 43 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 43 Unfounded
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201603111, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201600546, December 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number White Male, 19 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201506511, July 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 17 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force White Male, 17 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 17 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201412620, December 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property White Male, 44 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 44 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201411079, October 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 25 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 25 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop White Male, 25 Exonerated
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201409178, August 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 16 Exonerated
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 16 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 16 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 16 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, December 2016
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201407312, July 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed White Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force White Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201308277, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201114776, November 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Female, 44 Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200905728, April 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 44 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200817498, December 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 49 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 49 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 49 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 49 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200812744, September 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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.
'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.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 7 known lawsuits, $198,001 total settlements.

Pierre, Stephon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV06509, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 27, 2019, ended August 13, 2019
$13,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On August 30, 2017, Stephon Pierre was unlawfully arrested by P.O. Jack Dagnese, P.O. Ivan Koval, Sgt. Nikolaos Stefopoulos, Det. David Luppino, and JOHN DOES 1-2 at 176 Schmidts Lane, Richmond County, NY. Pierre exited his building to enter his friend's vehicle who had parked outside. He entered the vehicle, spoke with his friend, then exited and returned to his building. The police officers entered his building and detained him while accusing him of purchasing narcotics. The police then searched the vehicle and held up an empty plastic bag, and said "cuff him." The officers drove Pierre around for 6 hours and took him to both the 120th and 122nd precincts, where he was fingerprinted and searched multiple tim...

Skolnick, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 150035/2017, Supreme Court - Richmond, January 9, 2017, ended May 15, 2020
$125,000 Settlement

Lafortune, Geto, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00112, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 12, 2016, ended August 9, 2016
$5,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs were passengers in a car driven by another individual when defendant officers stopped and searched the car. Officers found illegal narcotics near the driver seat and although he claimed ownership, officers arrested all 3 individuals, took them to the 123rd Precinct, and charged them with several counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. Charges were later dismissed.

Harris, Ebone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06341, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 1, 2015, ended November 21, 2019
Order/Judgment (Verdict)
Complaint, Original Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers Luppino and Brooks pulled over Plaintiff's car, claimed to smell marijuana, and arrested her and searched the car. One of the officers touched her inappropriately during the arrest. Plaintiff was placed in a police car without a seat belt and then brought on a radio run police chase, causing her to become injured. Plaintiff was then taken to the 121st Precinct and charged with marijuana possession.

Flit, Aleksandr vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03698, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 29, 2015, ended October 16, 2015
$25,001 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was pulled over by an unmarked police car. Plain clothes defendant officer verbally assaulted plaintiff and physically assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff was unconscious and awoke with tight handcuffs. Plaintiff was taken to central booking where he was arraigned and released. Plaintiff was hospitalized, received stitches and was diagnosed with facial bone fractures.

Rowe, Daniel A. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501586/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, May 11, 2015, ended May 18, 2018
$15,000 Settlement

Morello, Anthony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV06915, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 25, 2014, ended September 2, 2015
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On October 23, 2014, for no apparent reason, NYPD P.O.s including Detective Nikolaos Stefopoulos and others approached Plaintiff and immediately put him in handcuffs. With no lawful justification, they arrested him, transported him to the precinct and made false police reports on him.

Other Documents

Staten Island DA Disclosure Letter references 'Fail to Invoice Property (Controlled Substance)', 'Fail to Invoice Property (Controlled Substance)', 'Fail to Invoice Property (Controlled Substance)', 'Omitted Activity Log entries', 'Omitted entries in Department records, forms or reports'
Staten Island DA Disclosure Letter references 'Fail to Prepare a Required Report', 'Omitted entries in Department records, forms or reports'
NYPD Trial Decision 12/19/2016