Michael A. Espenberg

Badge #3086, White Male, 50
Police Officer at 44th Precinct since September 2014, active
Service started July 2010, made $120,000 last year, Tax #948938

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30071
Closed: 3/3/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$22,500   Vasquez, Eniel vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 021853/2018E
$60,000   Gonzalez, Larry Compusano vs City of New York, et al., 2017 BCSC BCSC 300603/2017
$12,500   Frederique, Jasmine Johnson vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV08350
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Complaints

9 Complaints
15 Allegations
2 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
3 Complainant Uncooperative
5 Complaint Withdrawn
4 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202304713, May 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202208304, December 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #201702294, March 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201601395, February 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201503702, May 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201203787, March 2012
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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Complaint #201202224, February 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201108251, June 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201102067, February 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202304713, May 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male, 30-34 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Male, 30-34 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202208304, December 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #201702294, March 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 19 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 19 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 19 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 19 Complaint Withdrawn
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 19 Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201601395, February 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other Hispanic Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201503702, May 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201203787, March 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 45 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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Complaint #201202224, February 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201108251, June 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 34 Substantiated (Charges)
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201102067, February 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 55 Complainant Uncooperative
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Conclusion Meanings:

'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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Discipline

Case: 2024-30071
Closed: 3/3/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully used physical force.
Recommendation: No disciplinary action


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $95,000 total settlements.

Lawes, Kiandae vs City of New York
Case # 816857/2023E, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 26, 2023

Vasquez, Eniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 021853/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 15, 2018, ended January 31, 2019
$22,500 Settlement

Gonzalez, Larry Compusano vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300603/2017, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 31, 2017, ended April 19, 2018
$60,000 Settlement

Frederique, Jasmine Johnson vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV08350, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 29, 2015, ended August 2, 2016
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers falsely arrested Plaintiff on charges of Assault, Menacing, and Harassment, which were later dismissed.