Christopher F. Smith

Badge #1886, White Male
Detective Grade 3 at Bomb Squad since October 2020
Also served at Police Service Area 7
Service started July 2009, made $159,000 last year, Tax #948428

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Stop

Lawsuit settlements:
$12,500   Wright, George vs City of New York, et al., 2018 SDNY SDNY 18CV01749
$80,000   Bracey, Tiquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 BCSC BCSC 307148/2013
$15,000   Edwards, Kevin vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 307310/2013
$40,000   Haruna, Ali vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV03866
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Complaints

4 Complaints
10 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Exonerated
4 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201310245, October 2013
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201212779, September 2012
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, September 2015
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Complaint #201204248, April 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201106812, May 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201310245, October 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Hit against inanimate object Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201212779, September 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 37 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 37 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, September 2015
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Complaint #201204248, April 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201106812, May 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
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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.
'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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $147,500 total settlements.

Wright, George vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV01749, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 28, 2018, ended August 28, 2018
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was encountered by Defendant Officers who forcefully grabbed him and asked him if he had anything in his pockets and searched and handcuffed him even though they did not find anything. Defendant Officers took the keys from the Plaintiff's pockets and searched his vehicle and removed a prescription medicine bottle of Oxycodone which had been prescribed to the Plaintiff by a licensed medical doctor for chronic back and leg pain. Plaintiff arrived at Police Service Area 7 and then transferred to central booking.

Bracey, Tiquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307148/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 4, 2014, ended July 29, 2015
$80,000 Settlement

Edwards, Kevin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307310/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 30, 2013, ended February 7, 2017
$15,000 Settlement

Haruna, Ali vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03866, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 6, 2013, ended November 29, 2013
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint

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