Stephen Oswald

Stephen Oswald

Stephen Oswald
Badge #1696, White Male
Police Officer at 40th Precinct Detective Squad since March 2024, active
Also served at 40th Precinct
Service started July 2016, made $146,000 last year, Tax #961985

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Summons

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2023-27998
Closed: 7/1/2023

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Lawsuit settlements:
$2,500   Ramos, Frances vs City of New York, et al., 2020 BCSC BCSC 022339/2020E
$9,000   Ramos, Frances vs City of New York, et al., 2020 BCSC BCSC 022345/2020E
$110,000   Salas, Juan C. vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 021595/2018E
$8,001   Doyle, Isiah vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV08021
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Complaints

8 Complaints
15 Allegations
6 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
2 Complainant Unavailable
5 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Unable to Determine

Complaint #202310925, October 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202301754, February 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Age 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202300531, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Summons
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202200051, December 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Penalty: Command Discipline - A (Vacation: 1 day)
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Complaint #202100733, January 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201903499, March 2019
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201806984, August 2018
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201700866, January 2017
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202310925, October 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 25-29 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 25-29 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202301754, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Age 21-24 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202300531, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Unlawful Summons Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202200051, December 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Penalty: Command Discipline - A (Vacation: 1 day)
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Complaint #202100733, January 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 45-49 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201903499, March 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 33 Complainant Unavailable
Force: Hit against inanimate object Hispanic Female, 33 Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201806984, August 2018
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201700866, January 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 18 Complaint Withdrawn
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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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Discipline

Case: 2023-27998
Closed: 7/1/2023
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (1 day)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $129,501 total settlements.

Jackson, Sylvio vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 800771/2022E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 1, 2022

Ramos, Frances vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 022339/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 19, 2020, ended February 14, 2022
$2,500 Settlement

Ramos, Frances vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 022345/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 18, 2020, ended February 14, 2022
$9,000 Settlement

Salas, Juan C. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 021595/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 12, 2018, ended June 6, 2022
$110,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On August 18, 2017, Plaintiff Juan Salas was at 513 Concord Avenue, Bronx, in the 2nd floor theater, when Defendant Officers Oswald, Fernandez, and John Does assaulted and battered Plaintiff. Defendant officers falsely arrested Plaintiff, as part of a policy that encourages unlawful stops, unlawful searches, false arrests, and the fabrication of evidence and perjury.

Doyle, Isiah vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08021, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 9, 2017, ended May 10, 2018
$8,001 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 21, 2017, as plaintiff was leaving a nightclub, defendants arrived at the location and started detaining patrons. From across the street, plaintiff began to film the interactions using his cell phone. Defendant Officer Campbell, along with the other named defendants, approached plaintiff, told him to stop filming, and tackled him to the ground. Plaintiff was handcuffed and transported to the 40th precinct, where he was searched. Upon asking defendants for their badge numbers, defendants escorted plaintiff to the bathroom, where they proceeded to punch him in the face and smash his head against the bathroom wall. While plaintiff was released the following day, his cell phone was never returned to hi...