Ruel R. Stephenson

Ruel R. Stephenson

Ruel R. Stephenson
Assistant Chief at Patrol Borough Manhattan North since April 2023
Service started June 1995, made $236,000 last year, Tax #916748
Black Male, 54

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint

Lawsuit settlements:
$85,000   Cruz, Michelle vs City of New York, et al., 2013 NYCSC NYCSC 160064/2013
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Complaints

5 Complaints
6 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
2 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated
2 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202308793, September 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201500117, January 2015
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #200105862, July 2001
Allegation: Discourtesy: Demeanor/tone
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #200101696, January 2001
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #9802869, June 1998
Allegation: Force: Push/Shove
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Other - Force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202308793, September 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 35-39 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201500117, January 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200105862, July 2001
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Demeanor/tone Female Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #200101696, January 2001
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Black Male, 46 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #9802869, June 1998
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Push/Shove Unsubstantiated
Force: Other - Force 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.
'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 2 known lawsuits, $85,000 total settlements.

Pennyfeather, Xaviera vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303157/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 24, 2015

Cruz, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 160064/2013, Supreme Court - New York, November 6, 2013, ended May 14, 2019
$85,000 Settlement