Sammy J. Figueroa

Sammy J. Figueroa

Sammy J. Figueroa
Badge #20454, Hispanic Male
Police Officer at 46th Precinct since February 2018, active
Service started January 2017, made $125,000 last year, Tax #963030

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to Explain
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (4)
Abuse of Authority: False Official Statements
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (4)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (4)
Abuse of Authority: Stop (4)
Discourtesy: Word

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2023-28796
Closed: 1/15/2024
Case: 2023-28572
Closed: 8/17/2023

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Lawsuit settlements:
$40,000   Molina, Angel vs City of New York, 2020 BCSC BCSC 032448/2020
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Complaints

10 Complaints
36 Allegations
19 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
18 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
5 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
5 Unable to Determine
1 Unfounded
3 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202300661, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202204641, July 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202204475, July 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to Explain
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: False Official Statements
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202204353, June 2022
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 3 days)
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Complaint #202203116, May 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202206737, February 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 1 day)
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Complaint #202200025, January 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202103181, May 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202002646, April 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 65-69
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 65-69
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 60-64
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201805714, July 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Age 55
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Age 55
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202300661, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Other Male Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202204641, July 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black, 30-34 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202204475, July 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Failure to Explain Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: False Official Statements Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202204353, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 3 days)
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Complaint #202203116, May 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 21-24 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202206737, February 2022
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B (Vacation: 1 day)
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Complaint #202200025, January 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Hispanic Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202103181, May 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 50-54 Exonerated
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Complaint #202002646, April 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 65-69 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 65-69 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 60-64 Exonerated
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Complaint #201805714, July 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Age 55 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Age 55 Complainant Uncooperative
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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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2023-28796
Closed: 1/15/2024
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules - failed to provide a business card
  2. Wrongfully frisked an individual known to the Department.
  3. Wrongfully stopped an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: B - Command Discipline, vacation days (3 days)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2023-28572
Closed: 8/17/2023
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully frisked an individual.
  2. Wrongfully searched an individual.
  3. Wrongfully stopped an individual.
Penalty: B - Command Discipline, vacation days (1 day)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $40,000 total settlements.

Ortiz, Hector vs City of New York
Case # 033208/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 14, 2020

Ortiz, Hector vs City of New York
Case # 035066/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 14, 2020

Molina, Angel vs City of New York
Case # 032448/2020, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 26, 2020, ended November 30, 2022
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On May 7, 2019, Plaintiff was lawfully on the street when approached by P.O.s including Officer Sammy Figueroa and Officer Diego Marin. With no arrest warrant or probable cause, P.O.s stopped, searched, grabbed, assaulted, battered, and detained Plaintiff. Plaintiff was subjected to a strip search and was incarcerated for over 24 hours. During the arrest and detainment, Plaintiff sustained injuries as a result of assault and battery by P.O.s to his head, neck, back, body and limbs. All charges against Plaintiff were eventually terminated.