Christopher B. Hewitson

Badge #2150, White Male
Sergeant Special Assignment at Midtown North Precinct since April 2003
Service started July 1996, Tax #917756

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Untruthful Statement: False official statement

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-25563
Closed: 1/16/2023

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Lawsuit settlements:
$16,000   Jean-Philippe, Jeffrey vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV07266
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Articles

2020 NYC Protests, CCRB, 1/24/2023

Complaints

7 Complaints
15 Allegations
5 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
3 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
4 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202003860, June 2020
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: False official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: White Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, July 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
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Complaint #201810540, October 2018
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #201010021, July 2010
Allegation: Offensive Language: Religion
Complainant: Black Male, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200906961, May 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #200610970, August 2006
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Female, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #200507011, June 2005
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Male, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #9900739, February 1999
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202003860, June 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) White Male, 45-49 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force White Male, 45-49 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged White Male, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force White Male, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording White Male, 45-49 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, July 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 20 days
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Complaint #201810540, October 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 29 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 29 Unfounded
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Complaint #201010021, July 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Religion Black Male, 52 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #200906961, May 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 45 Exonerated
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Complaint #200610970, August 2006
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Black Female, 31 Exonerated
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Complaint #200507011, June 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Male, 41 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #9900739, February 1999
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop 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.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2022-25563
Closed: 1/16/2023
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate their body worn camera.
  2. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
Recommendation: Other


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $16,000 total settlements.

Gray, Adam, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV06610, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 19, 2021
Complaint

Jean-Philippe, Jeffrey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV07266, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 9, 2015, ended April 1, 2017
$16,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 18, 2013, Plaintiff Jeffrey Jean-Philippe was near 510 Madison Avenue in Manhattan in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Plaintiff was arrested by defendant officers and charged with several crimes (including grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and attempted grand larceny). After the arrest, defendants filled out police reports with falsified information and filed a sworn complaint on June 19, 2013 that included false information. The defendant officers also appeared and testified falsely before a grand jury. On October 27, 2014, Judge Ward concluded that the arrest and subsequent search of plaintiff was unlawful, and plaintiff was released from custody on November 7, 2014. The charges...

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