Joseph A. Finamore

Lieutenant at 78th Precinct since April 2020
Service started July 2010, made $148,000 last year, Tax #948967
White Male

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name

Complaints

1 Complaint
2 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202301145, February 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
additional details

Complaint #202301145, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 2 known lawsuits.

Berrio, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 154336/2019, Supreme Court - New York, June 13, 2019, ended February 7, 2023
Zero Disposition

Berrio, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV09570, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 15, 2015, ended March 29, 2019
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On February 25, 2015, 911 dispatchers received a call reporting an assault on the corner of 145th St. and St. Nicholas Ave., near the subway entrance, where a black woman was beating up a white woman and shouting racial slurs. Michelle Berrio exited this stop shortly after and walked on 145th St. toward her son's child care provider. Plaintiff was approached by NYPD officer Gellison Flores despite her not matching the description of the assailant. Flores asked her if she had been in a fight, and she replied that she hadn't. Approximately 10 minutes later, officer Tommy Keung arrived in a police car with the woman who had been assaulted in the back seat. Keung stated that the woman who had been assaulted, who h...