David G. Savella

Badge #4877, White Male, 33
Sergeant at 70th Precinct Detective Squad since May 2023, active
Service started January 2012, made $189,000 last year, Tax #952218

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Lawsuit settlements:
$30,000   Jacques, Piterly vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV06272
$17,500   Shaw, James vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05140
$13,000   Whiteley, Kenny vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV02876
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Complaints

9 Complaints
15 Allegations
4 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Complainant Unavailable
4 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
2 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202102574, April 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202002361, March 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201710233, December 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #201602548, March 2016
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Previously adjudicated, with discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Previously adjudicated, with discipline, April 2016
Penalty: Command Discipline B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201507067, August 2015
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201503870, May 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201503728, May 2015
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201303690, April 2013
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201211899, September 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202102574, April 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35-39 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #202002361, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 31 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201710233, December 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 23 Unfounded
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Complaint #201602548, March 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 27 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Previously adjudicated, with discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Previously adjudicated, with discipline, April 2016
Penalty: Command Discipline B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201507067, August 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 25 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male, 25 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201503870, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 34 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201503728, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 15 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201303690, April 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 32 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201211899, September 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 39 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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $60,500 total settlements.

Jacques, Piterly vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06272, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 13, 2016, ended June 19, 2017
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was in his vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot when the defendant officers approached and ordered the plaintiff and his friend out of the vehicle. The defendant officers used excessive force and arrested the plaintiff and took him to the 71st Precinct. After a few hours, the officer placed a summons in the plaintiff's wallet and told him he could leave the Precinct. The summons was for idling his vehicle at the scene of the arrest. The charge was later dismissed.

Shaw, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05140, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 8, 2015, ended June 17, 2016
$17,500 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant officers approached and assaulted Plaintiffs without provocation. Plaintiffs were brought to the 71st Precinct and charged with false allegations that were eventually dismissed against both Plaintiffs

Whiteley, Kenny vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV02876, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 16, 2013, ended October 24, 2013
$13,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 10, 2013, Plaintiff riding in a car with this aunt and uncle when it was pulled over. Plaintiff was removed from the car and illegally searched. Finding nothing, the officers threw Plaintiff to the ground and punched him in the face. Plaintiff was taken to the 61st Precinct where he was held in extremely tight handcuffs. Plaintiff was arrested for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and other charges, and after 36 hours was released. No disposition for the charges is listed.

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