Brian F. Nelson

Badge #15828, White Male, 33
Police Officer at Narcotics Borough Queens South since April 2024, active
Service started January 2015, made $123,000 last year, Tax #957895

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (3)
Discourtesy: Word (3)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30316
Closed: 5/12/2024
Case: 2023-28419
Closed: 12/26/2023
Case: 2022-26221
Closed: 10/19/2022
Case: 2022-26585
Closed: 10/19/2022

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Complaints

10 Complaints
26 Allegations
6 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
4 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
2 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated
7 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202302908, March 2023
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Gun as club
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202208705, December 2022
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202208392, November 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202106427, October 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202003279, May 2020
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202002397, March 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201807334, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201701883, March 2017
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201702584, March 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Female, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Female, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201600847, January 2016
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202302908, March 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 21-24 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Gun as club Black Male, 21-24 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202208705, December 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
Complaint #202208392, November 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202106427, October 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Female Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202003279, May 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 45-49 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202002397, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 39 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201807334, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201701883, March 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 17 Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201702584, March 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 55 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Female, 55 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Female, 55 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 55 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201600847, January 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Male, 22 Complaint Withdrawn
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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.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2024-30316
Closed: 5/12/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2023-28419
Closed: 12/26/2023
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Discharged a firearm outside Department guidelines.
Penalty: Vacation days (20 days)

Case: 2022-26221
Closed: 10/19/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2022-26585
Closed: 10/19/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate their body worn camera. failed to timely activate their body worn camera.
Recommendation: Other


Lawsuits

Brunson, Roderick vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 724802/2022, Supreme Court - Queens, March 9, 2023

Other Documents