Steven D. Bennett

Badge #82, White Male
Sergeant at Building Maintenance Section since November 2017
Also served at 104th Precinct, 108th Precinct
Service started July 2002, made $181,000 last year, Tax #929705

Lawsuit settlements:
$13,000   Davis, Henry vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV01539
$63,000   Ruffin, Claude, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV01538
$250,000   Bingert, Donna, et Al as Co-Adm of The Estate of Bingert, Zachary (deceased) vs City of New York, et al., 2011 EDNY EDNY 11CV05961
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Complaints

4 Complaints
5 Allegations
0 Substantiated
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201607994, September 2016
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: White Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201504743, May 2015
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201110210, August 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #201016799, December 2010
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Asian Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201607994, September 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Gender White Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201504743, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Male, 28 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201110210, August 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Black Female, 28 Unfounded
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Complaint #201016799, December 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Asian Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'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 4 known lawsuits, $326,000 total settlements.

Davis, Henry vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV01539, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 26, 2016, ended February 1, 2018
$13,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On December 31, 2014, Plaintiff’s blind and elderly friend was being wrongfully and forcefully arrested by the police without identifying themselves. Plaintiff spoke to the officers to attempt to make sure that they understood that Mr. Ruffin was blind, and could not see who they were, but P.O.s arrested Plaintiff for speaking to them. They knocked Plaintiff to the floor, pepper sprayed him and attempted to tase him. The taser did not penetrate Plaintiff’s sweatshirt, but the pepper spray rendered me temporarily blind and was extremely painful. Plaintiff spent approximately 20 days in incarceration on false charges. All charges were ultimately dismissed 9 months later.

Ruffin, Claude, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV01538, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 26, 2016, ended February 1, 2018
$63,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On December 31, 2014, defendant police officers entered the Borden Avenue Residence for the homeless and placed plaintiff in custody. Defendants did not verbally identify themselves as police. Defendants physically grabbed plaintiff and began to walk him into the corridor, down the hall and ultimately pushed him to the floor, injuring plaintiff's arm. Only when plaintiff felt the gun of one of the defendants on top of him did plaintiff realize that he was dealing with police. Plaintiff was then arrested, and held for approximately 24 hours. All charges brought against plaintiff were eventually dismissed.

Sanchez, Juan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 702892/2012, Supreme Court - Queens, January 24, 2013

Bingert, Donna, et Al as Co-Adm of The Estate of Bingert, Zachary (deceased) vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 11CV05961, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 7, 2011, ended July 30, 2014
$250,000 Settlement

Other Documents

NYPD Trial Decision 10/30/2014