Dhanan J. Saminath

Badge #4270, Asian Male, 45
Sergeant Special Assignment at Contract Administration Unit since May 2023
Service started July 2004, made $186,000 last year, Tax #935678

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Stop

Lawsuit settlements:
$190,000   Vitalone, Alfred vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV08525
$75,000   Mcnair, Derrick J., et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2014 RCSC RCSC 100816/2014
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Complaints

2 Complaints
3 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Exonerated
1 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201408712, June 2014
Allegation: Force: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201308743, September 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, without discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, without discipline, August 2014
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #201408712, June 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Other Black Male, 15 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201308743, September 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, without discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, without discipline, August 2014
Penalty: No penalty
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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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $265,000 total settlements.

Vitalone, Alfred vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV08525, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 2, 2015, ended December 14, 2018
$190,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers approached, accosted, assaulted, and falsely arrested Plaintiff. Plaintiff was given a DAT which was later dismissed and sealed.

Mcnair, Derrick J., et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 100816/2014, Supreme Court - Richmond, May 20, 2014, ended October 14, 2015
$75,000 Settlement

Markman, Mikhail vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06843, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 1, 2013, ended October 2, 2014
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On September 19, 2012, the Plaintiff exited his residence to walk his dog. The Plaintiff observed an individual under his vehicle and the trunk to his vehicle open. The Plaintiff yelled out and the individual who was under his vehicle fled the scene. The Plaintiff approached his vehicle and observed a handgun in the trunk of his vehicle. The Plaintiff did not touch the handgun and promptly called 911 for emergency assistance. Defendant P.O. JESSI D'AMBROSIO and defendant P.O. "JOHN DOE"# 1-10 arrived on the scene after Plaintiff called 911. The Plaintiff explained to defendant officers what he observed, that an unknown person was under his vehicle and fled the scene, that the trunk of his vehicle was opened, an...