Pamela Benites

Pamela Benites

Pamela Benites
Badge #503, Hispanic Female, 40
Detective Grade 3 at Internal Affairs Bureau since September 2023, active
Service started July 2008, made $152,000 last year, Tax #946728

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse of Authority: Question
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Bolton, Alexander vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV05991
$20,002   Mitchel et al v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 12CV05208
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Complaints

8 Complaints
20 Allegations
6 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
3 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Exonerated
2 Unable to Determine
9 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202301291, October 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Hispanic, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Hispanic, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201508996, October 2015
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #201409828, September 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, October 2016
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Complaint #201300470, June 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #201204170, April 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201201974, February 2012
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201201386, February 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201010686, August 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #202301291, October 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Hispanic, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Discourtesy: Action Hispanic, 35-39 Unable to Determine
additional details
Complaint #201508996, October 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Female, 32 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #201409828, September 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 38 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, October 2016
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Complaint #201300470, June 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 21 Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #201204170, April 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201201974, February 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201201386, February 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201010686, August 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 54 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Penalty: Instructions
additional details

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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'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, $35,002 total settlements.

Bolton, Alexander vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05991, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 25, 2013, ended March 28, 2014
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint, Settlement

Mitchel et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV05208, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$20,002 Settlement
Complaint, Settlement

Charles v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV06180, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Complaint, Docket Report

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaints #201212240, #201408861
NYPD Trial Decision 10/14/2016
NYPD Trial Decision 10/14/2016