Gary A. Leite

Badge #5022, White Male, 37
Sergeant at 121st Precinct Detective Squad since November 2021, active
Also served at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, 75th Precinct, 121st Precinct, Gang Squad Staten Island, 63rd Precinct
Service started July 2009, made $188,000 last year, Tax #948376

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Hit against inanimate object
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop (3)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Discourtesy: Word (3)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-27523
Closed: 12/3/2023
Case: 2022-25604
Closed: 9/17/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$77,000   Grant, Khamir, et Al vs City of New York, et al., 2021 KCSC KCSC 509814/2021
$25,000   Legend, Melanie vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV02159
$50,000   Tomlin, Nigel vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV01665
$52,000   Fashakin, Jannet vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05699
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Complaints

14 Complaints
39 Allegations
12 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
2 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
3 Alleged Victim Unavailable
15 Exonerated
5 Unfounded
3 Unsubstantiated
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202107003, November 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #202106118, September 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202104696, July 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
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Complaint #202103922, June 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: False official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Comm. Disc. A, March 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 1 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202103206, May 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202006156, August 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202005786, August 2020
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201808095, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #201800168, January 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Female, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201603474, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: White, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201410919, October 2014
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201403456, March 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201212775, September 2012
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #201113619, October 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202107003, November 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Stop Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #202106118, September 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202104696, July 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 45-49 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
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Complaint #202103922, June 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
Untruthful Statement: False official statement Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 21-24 Exonerated
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Dismissed
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Plea set aside, Comm. Disc. A, March 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 1 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202103206, May 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Female, 21-24 Exonerated
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Complaint #202006156, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202005786, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 21-24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201808095, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 19 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 19 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 19 Unfounded
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Complaint #201800168, January 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Female, 48 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201603474, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop White, 44 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201410919, October 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 16 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201403456, March 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 26 Exonerated
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Complaint #201212775, September 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Female, 54 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #201113619, October 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 17 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 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.
'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: 2022-27523
Closed: 12/3/2023
Case Details:
  1. Wrongful entry of a premises.
Penalty: B - Command Discipline, training
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2022-25604
Closed: 9/17/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $204,000 total settlements.

Grant, Khamir, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 509814/2021, Supreme Court - Kings, April 8, 2021, ended March 7, 2023
$77,000 Settlement

Legend, Melanie vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02159, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 13, 2017, ended February 3, 2018
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was approached by an unmarked vehicle when leaving a store. The vehicle stopped and the defendants exited and approached the plaintiff. They demanded her identification, she produced it, and the plaintiffs asked for her "real" name. The plaintiff was searched, had her shirt lifted, and pulled down her pants. The defendants made derogatory comments about the plaintiff's transgender woman identity. The defendants refused to provide their badge number when asked. One officer pulled out his handcuffs and told the plaintiff that he would be watching her.

Tomlin, Nigel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01665, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 6, 2017, ended February 9, 2018
$50,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officer Leite placed overtight handcuffs on Plaintiff, and neither Defendant Officer Leiter nor Defendant Officer Greene took any step to loosen the handcuffs after Plaintiff complained of pain three different times. Plaintiff was brought to the 121st Precinct and transferred to a police van, where Plaintiff was driven around for approximately seven hours. Plaintiff was released the next day with a desk appearance ticket and required surgery for a compression injury to his right hand.

Fashakin, Jannet vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05699, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 31, 2013, ended February 5, 2015
$52,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 19, 2012, plaintiff called the police regarding a break in at 177 Sheffield Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (On July 10 and 12, 2012, individuals witnessed Kissia Diomande break into a second floor apartment of the building, managed by Ayoola Realty which is owned by plaintiff.) Officers, including Lerte and Hussain, told plaintiff a trespasser has 24 hours to leave the premises, and if Diomande had not left the premises by 6 P.M. on July 20, 2012, to call the police. On July 20, 2012, plaintiff called the police because Diomande had not vacated the apartment. Officers, including McGrath, arrived and told plaintiff he was overruling the officers from the previous day and Diomande would be allowed to stay. On July...

Nazario, Edgar vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV02301, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 2, 2013, ended March 21, 2014
Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint

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