Daniel L. Casella

Captain at Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North since November 2018
Service started January 2007, made $203,000 last year, Tax #944025
White Male

Lawsuit settlements:
$32,500   Aguirre, Jairo vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV06043
$45,500   Collins, Alethia, et Ano vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01648
$16,000   Bozier, Kwane vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV00777
$25,000   Hernandez, Aaren vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV86079
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Complaints

8 Complaints
23 Allegations
0 Substantiated
2 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
6 Complainant Uncooperative
4 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
8 Unsubstantiated
2 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202311454, April 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202103031, February 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201403543, January 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201304015, May 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #200913209, August 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200906339, April 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200901128, January 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200806465, May 2008
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: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202311454, April 2023
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202103031, February 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201403543, January 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 30 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201304015, May 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200913209, August 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 57 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 57 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200906339, April 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200901128, January 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 38 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 38 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200806465, May 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Question Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Question Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
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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.
'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 8 known lawsuits, $119,000 total settlements.

Hill, Carol Adm of The Estate of Hill, Tyjuan (deceased) vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV07223, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 1, 2015, ended February 24, 2016
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: Defendant officers without probable cause and without a warrant, unlawfully approached , shot and killed the plaintiff and then falsified police reports.

Aguirre, Jairo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06043, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 22, 2015, ended May 16, 2018
$32,500 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers pulled over Plaintiff's car, asked for his license and registration, then asked him to step out, searched it, arrested him, and brought him to the 62nd Precinct. Plaintiff was charged with 221.05; 221.10; and TR 4-08 which were all dismissed.

Collins, Alethia, et Ano vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01648, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 13, 2014, ended December 8, 2014
$45,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 30, 2011, Plaintiffs, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, stopped on the street in front of an apartment building to rest a few minutes from carrying heavy grocery bags. Plaintiffs did not live there and did not enter the building. While they were resting, officers who were executing a search warrant in that apartment came downstairs and arrested Plaintiffs for no reason. One of the officers violently pushed the female plaintiff, who was pregnant at that time, because she was not moving fast enough. They were taken to the precinct and placed in a cell. Officer Jeffrey Michaels, with the acquiescence and approval of other officers, falsely alleged in police reports that Plaintiffs lived in that apartment ...

Beauford, Anthony, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV07054, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 13, 2013
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: On May 11, 2013, Plaintiffs Anthony Beauford, his father Arthur Lawyer, and Lawyer's girlfriend Shauna Simmons were lawfully within their residence when approximately six NYPD officers knocked on the door and pushed their way inside despite lacking a warrant and consent. Officers included Officers Benigno Gonzalez, Brett Healy, James Wilson, and Thomas Jurewicz. They were looking for a badge that an officer had lost earlier that afternoon in the arrest of an unrelated party. Officers pushed Plaintiff Beauford when they entered and dragged Plaintiff Simmons into the hallway. They told Plaintiff Lawyer that an officer lost the badge and demanded he return it. Plaintiff Lawyer told Officers that he didn't have it ...

Collins, Alethia, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 007090/2013, Supreme Court - Kings, April 19, 2013, ended May 14, 2014
Zero Disposition

Bozier, Kwane vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV00777, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 29, 2013, ended October 25, 2013
$16,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 14, 2011, Plaintiff was awakened by noise in his apartment at 4:30 am. As he exited his bedroom a police officer threw him against the wall and hauled him to the living room, where he was cuffed. Plaintiff was taken to the 79th Precinct and held until the following morning, when he was released without any charges being filed. When Plaintiff returned home he discovered his room had been searched and personal items destroyed.

Hernandez, Aaren vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV86079, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 8, 2013, ended September 26, 2013
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 26, 2012, Plaintiff was walking a friend to their car near the corner of Bainbridge St and Ralph Ave in Brooklyn when two men jumped out of their car and approached Plaintiff. These turned out to be Defendants Officer Casella nd John Doe #1. They approached Plaintiff without probable cause and asked if Plaintiff had anything on him. Plaintiff admitted to having a knife for work/protection and produced the knife. Defendant Officers attempted to open it but could not without using two hands. Defendants arrested Plaintiff and he was placed in handcuffs for having a gravity knife regardless. Approx. 22 hours later he approached before a judge and was released. Defendant Edwards approved of the illegal ar...

Hill et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV08691, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Sixth Amended Complaint