Edin Bacovic

Edin Bacovic

Edin Bacovic
Badge #4993, White Male
Police Officer at Auto Crime since March 2024, active
Service started January 2016, made $151,000 last year, Tax #960189

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest (2)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Discourtesy: Word

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-26344
Closed: 10/18/2023
Case: 2022-27718
Closed: 2/6/2023
Case: 2022-26345
Closed: 1/26/2023

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Lawsuit settlements:
$30,000   Muhammad, Habiyb vs City of New York, 2021 BCSC BCSC 817360/2021E
$350,000   Torres, Peter vs City of New York, et al., 2021 BCSC BCSC 800333/2021
$20,000   Hamilton, Davon vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 034822/2019E
$40,000   Zied, Ritishea vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 033175/2019E
$20,000   Vanderhorst, Lamont vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 028121/2019E
$62,500   Young, Bret Q. vs City of New York, et al., 2019 SDNY SDNY 19CV05738
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Complaints

9 Complaints
41 Allegations
8 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
6 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Exonerated
7 Unable to Determine
12 Unsubstantiated
4 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202304168, May 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to Explain
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202107403, November 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202008026, December 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202006549, September 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202003620, May 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Age 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, March 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
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Complaint #202002212, March 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202100174, February 2020
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
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: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202000770, January 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201910751, December 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202304168, May 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Failure to Explain Hispanic Male, 15-17 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202107403, November 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Restricted Breathing Black Male, 30-34 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202008026, December 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Black Male, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202006549, September 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 31 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 31 Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202003620, May 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Age 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 30-34 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, March 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
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Complaint #202002212, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Hispanic Male, 15 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202100174, February 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Restricted Breathing Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202000770, January 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35-39 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201910751, December 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 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.
'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.
'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: 2022-26344
Closed: 10/18/2023
Case Details:
  1. Interfere with a recording device
  2. Wrongfully threatened to arrest an individual known to the Department
  3. Wrongful threat of force.
  4. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
  5. Wrongfully stopped a vehicle.
  6. Wrongfully threatened to seize a person's property.
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications

Case: 2022-27718
Closed: 2/6/2023
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully stopped an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2022-26345
Closed: 1/26/2023
Case Details:
  1. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
Recommendation: Other


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $522,500 total settlements.

Woods, Clarence vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 816273/2022E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 15, 2022

Brockington, Vance vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 807118/2022E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 19, 2022

Muhammad, Habiyb vs City of New York
Case # 817360/2021E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 22, 2021, ended May 17, 2022
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 19, 2021, Plaintiff was approached by P.O.s including Officer Taulant Gjonbalaj, Officer Kelly, Officer Bacovic, Officer Perez and stopped, searched, grabbed, assaulted, battered, and detained. In the course of the arrest, Plaintiff was handled in an egregious manner and experienced injury to the head, neck, back, body and limbs. Plaintiff was subjected to a strip search and remained incarcerated for over 24 hours. After being prosecuted on false charges, all charges against Plaintiff were terminated favorably.

Torres, Peter vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 800333/2021, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 11, 2021, ended June 14, 2022
$350,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On October 28, 2020, in the Bronx, P.O.s Bacovic and Moses along with unknown officers Doe and Roe stopped, searched, assaulted, and detained Plaintiff Peter Torres with no legal justification. They subjected Mr. Torres to a strip search while he was in custody. He was arraigned and falsely prosecuted. He was incarcerated for over 24 hours and required to make numerous court appearances before all charges against him were terminated favorably on March 1, 2021.

Grant, Troy, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 800157/2021, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 6, 2021

Hamilton, Davon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 034822/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 30, 2019, ended April 20, 2021
$20,000 Settlement

Zied, Ritishea vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 033175/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 7, 2019, ended March 14, 2022
$40,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 13, 2019 at 1:30 AM, Plaintiff Ritishea Zied was near Marion Avenue and East 187th Street, Bronx, when Defendants Officer Robert Wichers, Officer John Doe, Officer John Roe, Sergeant Bryan Ortiz, Officer Jonathan Gonzalez, Officer Yvonne Rosario, Officer Yaowen Liu, Officer Michael O'Connor, Officer Edin Bacovic, Officer Chad Kirk and Officer Tatiana Latorre summarily stopped, searched, grabbed, handcuffed, assaulted, battered, and detained him using excessive force. Plaintiff was taken to an unidentified precinct and to the Bronx Criminal Courthouse. While in Defendant Officer's custody, Plaintiff was subjected to a strip search and assault of her head, neck, back, body, and limbs. Plaintiff was incar...

Vanderhorst, Lamont vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 028121/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, July 16, 2019, ended February 1, 2022
$20,000 Settlement

Young, Bret Q. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV05738, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 24, 2019, ended July 14, 2021
$62,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 14, 2018, NYPD Officer Matthew Capobianco threw Plaintiff down a flight of stairs. Then, without justification, Officers Capobianco, Alisa Bajraktarevic, Jonathan Gonzalez, Edin Bacovic, John Zaccaro, and Richard Montanez severely beat plaintiff. Afterwards, Officer Joseph Ottaviano arrested plaintiff and filed a criminal complaint falsely charging him with assault. Both Officers Ottaviano and Capobianco were aware that the charges were false.

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