Benito A. Cruz

Benito A. Cruz

Benito A. Cruz
Badge #2889, Hispanic Male
Detective Grade 3 at 47th Precinct Detective Squad since November 2020, active
Also served at 47th Precinct
Service started July 2005, made $144,000 last year, Tax #938295

Lawsuit settlements:
$85,000   Johnson, Kymani vs City of New York, et al., 2022 SDNY SDNY 22CV04347
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Complaints

5 Allegations
0 Substantiated
4 Complaints
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Exonerated
1 Unable to Determine

May 2022 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: White Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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May 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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January 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2022 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint White Female, 50-54 Unable to Determine
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May 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Closed - Pending Litigation
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January 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male, 43 Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 47 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 47 Exonerated
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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.
'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.


Lawsuits

Johnson, Kymani vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 22CV04347, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 7, 2022, ended December 2, 2022
$85,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On May 27, 2019 Plaintiff was spending the afternoon with friends in a park. Multiple NYPD officers including defendant officers Hall and Cruz entered the park and began to interact with one of plaintiff's friends. Plaintiff began recording the interaction with his cell phone. Defendant Hall attempted to take the phone away from Plaintiff, before she and defendant Cruz grabbed plaintiff and shoved him up against a fence which forced him to stop recording. Defendant Hall punched plaintiff with his fish multiple times in the shoulder area. Plaintiff was arrested and ultimately taken to central booking. All charges against him were dismissed. On May 28, 2019 plaintiff returned home from high school and found de...