Erek J. Powers

Captain at 88th Precinct since January 2024, active
Service started July 2007, made $191,000 last year, Tax #944907
Black Male, 37

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Other
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched (2)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) (3)
Discourtesy: Word (2)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement (2)

Lawsuit settlements:
$23,500   Hennegan, Nicole, et Al vs City of New York, et al., 2022 EDNY EDNY 22CV01295
$15,000   Harrison, Shameek vs City of New York, et al., 2019 KCSC KCSC 523663/2019
$20,000   Lane, Jayquan vs P.O. Xylas, Mark, et al., 2018 KCSC KCSC 514281/2017
$15,000   Parker, Robert L. Jr. vs City of New York, et al., 2018 KCSC KCSC 501780/2018
$80,000   Thomas, Marie vs Police Officer Romando Julien, Shield No. 08171 et al., 2017 KCSC KCSC 518702/2017
$25,000   Abram, Melissa vs City of New York, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 16CV05682
$6,000   Connor, Edgar vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV02590
$40,000   Jones, Mike, et al. vs Officer Galvin, Ryan, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04095
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Complaints

18 Complaints
46 Allegations
10 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
3 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
6 Complainant Uncooperative
8 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
17 Unsubstantiated
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202302279, March 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: White Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202104382, July 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
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: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #201801675, January 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201707372, September 2017
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201706490, August 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201706535, August 2017
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201608616, October 2016
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201606619, July 2016
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201710677, May 2015
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201501417, February 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201409997, September 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201407556, July 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2017
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201404369, May 2014
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201213946, October 2012
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201101753, February 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Female, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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Complaint #201014442, October 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201009973, July 2010
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #200912840, August 2009
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202302279, March 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest White Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202104382, July 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #201801675, January 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 37 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201707372, September 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 38 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201706490, August 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201706535, August 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201608616, October 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 57 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 57 Unfounded
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201606619, July 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Other Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201710677, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201501417, February 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 39 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Female, 39 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201409997, September 2014
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201407556, July 2014
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, June 2017
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201404369, May 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201213946, October 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 15 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201101753, February 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Female, 37 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201014442, October 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201009973, July 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #200912840, August 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Hispanic Female, 26 Unsubstantiated
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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.


Lawsuits

Named in 12 known lawsuits, $224,500 total settlements.

Alston, Cardell, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 22CV03665, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 22, 2022

Hennegan, Nicole, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 22CV01295, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 17, 2022, ended August 16, 2022
$23,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 9, 2021, Plaintiffs’ home was broken into by several police officers unlawfully, claiming to search for guns. Plaintiff Nicole arrived home later to find police occupying their apartment and asked for a warrant, but no warrant was shown to her. The officers damaged the front door and bedroom doors. Plaintiff Nicole was handcuffed while they searched the place. Plaintiff Shaundell arrived home later. Upon arriving home, the officers took Shaundell from his vehicle, and escorted him to the apartment, and handcuffed him to a chair, along with his relatives including Nicole. The officers seized a broken embosser from the closet of plaintiff Shaundell’s bedroom.

Harrison, Shameek vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 523663/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, December 12, 2019, ended February 8, 2021
$15,000 Settlement

Lane, Jayquan vs P.O. Xylas, Mark, et al.
Case # 514281/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, March 8, 2018, ended November 30, 2020
$20,000 Settlement

Satterwhite, Charles vs P.O. Kelley, Christopher, et al.
Case # 513018/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, March 8, 2018

Parker, Robert L. Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501780/2018, Supreme Court - Kings, January 29, 2018, ended October 27, 2022
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On November 17, 2016, Plaintiff Robert Parker was pulled over while a passenger in a taxi cab. The officers ordered him, along with the other passengers and the driver, out of the cab. They searched the cab and found no contraband. They handcuffed Mr. Parker and placed him under arrest without any legal justification; he was not read his Miranda rights. Mr. Parker was forced to appear in criminal court on several occasions for baseless charges which were ultimately dismissed on January 19, 2017.

Thomas, Marie vs Police Officer Romando Julien, Shield No. 08171 et al.
Case # 518702/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, November 13, 2017, ended January 27, 2020
$80,000 Settlement

Abram, Melissa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05682, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 18, 2016, ended April 27, 2017
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff went to the 81st Precinct to make a complaint concerning her landlord. The plaintiff entered through the side entrance of the precinct assuming it would be fine and passed many officers, none of which said she could not enter through the side door. Once at the front desk she was rushed at by four officers who pushed her out the front door and then used a taser on her with two darts over her left chest and neck (the areas explicitly told to officers to avoid). The plaintiff was then taken to the emergency room.

Connor, Edgar vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV02590, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 13, 2015, ended January 25, 2017
$6,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff while he was legally parked on the street, arrested him, took him to the 81st Precinct, and gave him a summons for Dis Con and a citation for parking in a no-standing zone. All charges later dismissed.

Berry, Chris vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 000034/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, January 12, 2015

Jones, Mike, et al. vs Officer Galvin, Ryan, et al.
Case # 14CV04095, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 19, 2014, ended February 6, 2015
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 13, 2013, NYPD officers Ryan Galvin, Anthony Torres and Sergeant Erek Powers violently assaulted Plaintiff Mike Jones in his place of business, threw him on a sofa and beat him with closed fists while sitting on him. When taking Plaintiff from the store in handcuffs, officers slammed his head against a doorframe so violently as to later require 8 stitches. Witnessing this, Plaintiff Hidie Jones was arrested with no cause. Plaintiffs were illegally searched and no contraband recovered. At the 81st Precinct, officers pointed a taser at Plaintiff Mike Jones while laughing, but eventually allowed EMS to transport him to a hospital for stitches. Officer prepared false paperwork charging Plaintiff Mike J...

Greene et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06436, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers forcibly entered the Plaintiffs home, shoved, handcuffed, and assaulted Plaintiffs. Defendant Officers tased one Plaintiff who then suffered a heart attack and had to be taken to a hospital where he was shackled to the bed. Charges were filed against Plaintiffs which were all later dismissed.

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