Jason S. Zeikel

Jason S. Zeikel

Jason S. Zeikel
Captain at 6th Precinct since November 2021, active
Service started July 2007, made $162,000 last year, Tax #945129
White Male, 37

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

Lawsuit settlements:
$10,000   Ballinger, Elizabeth vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV04830
$40,000   Spivey, William, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV04653
$145,000   Chaperon, David vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV01344
$25,000   Dawson, Katie vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV00533
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Complaints

3 Complaints
3 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 OMB PEG Directive Closure
1 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202305787, June 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat re: removal to hospital
Complainant: White Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
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Complaint #201809544, November 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Female, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201207355, June 2012
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202305787, June 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat re: removal to hospital White Male, 50-54 OMB PEG Directive Closure
additional details
Complaint #201809544, November 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Female, 57 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201207355, June 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'OMB PEG Directive Closure': Due to citywide budget cuts, CCRB is no longer able to fully investigate certain cases within its jurisdiction and suspended investigating some types of complaints.
'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, $220,000 total settlements.

Ballinger, Elizabeth vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV04830, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 30, 2016, ended May 22, 2017
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 5, 2015, plaintiff was in the lobby of a building with a group when officers approached. Others in the dropped their bags and ran, and plaintiff, who feared she would be associated with their contraband, fled as well. Plaintiff, trying to flee an illegal arrest, tried to scale a fence and was caught in barbed wire. Officers caught up and refused to administer aid, leaving plaintiff in pain. At the building, officers had recovered a gun and pistol, but never saw plaintiff have possession of the bar or try to determine from plaintiff or other witnesses who owned the gun. Yet, Officer michael Guradino placed plaintiff under arrest for the gun. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital, where she was handcuffed ...

Spivey, William, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV04653, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 11, 2013, ended June 9, 2014
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On May 20, 2012, Plaintiffs William and Eric Spivey, brothers, were approached by Defendant police officers Doxy and Zeikel while sitting peacefully outside of their Brooklyn residence. One of the Defendant officers picked up a set of keys from the table and pushed them towards William Spivey, who then pushed them away and stated that they did not belong to him. Defendant officers grabbed William Spivey, slammed him to the ground, handcuffed him, dragged him to a police vehicle, imprisoned him therein, and punched him in the face. In retaliation for Eric Spivey’s attempt to record his brother’s abuse with his iPod, a defendant officer smacked the iPod out of his hand and shoved him to the ground. After which, a...

Chaperon, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV01344, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 19, 2013, ended June 19, 2014
$145,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 4, 2012, at about 10:00 p.m., Plaintiff was in the vicinity of Mermaid Avenue and West 19th St. in Brooklyn, New York. Plaintiff observed his friend, Christopher Smith, being arrested by several NYPD Officers. As Plaintiff's friend was being put into the police van, Plaintiff walked in front of the van to cross the street. An officer approached and shoved Plaintiff with both hands, When the Plaintiff asked why he was shoved, the officer twisted Plaintiff's arm roughly behind him and arrested him. Several officers, including Defendants, handcuffed Plaintiff and forced him into a police van. Defendant Kashinsky then tightened Plaintiff's handcuffs excessively; and when Plaintiff requested that they be loo...

Dawson, Katie vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV00533, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 20, 2012, ended March 12, 2013
$25,000 Settlement