Extremely high annual number of suicides- leadership needs to step up and step in for real with concrete help to try and check this. RIP troop.
My face a week after I was choked, gang beaten, cuffed, thrown into a vehicle, punched in the face 4 times while cuffed,and locked away by police from the 114th Precinct for nothing. And the police lied about it all and there was no paperwork on file of any arrest or detention or stop and I couldn’t do a damn thing about it.
SERGEANT DAVID GRIECO
Known lawsuits: 32
Grieco’s lengthy history of allegedly violating the civil rights of Brooklyn residents has come up in 32 known lawsuits, at a cost to taxpayers of $343,252.
He has been accused of putting a minor in a chokehold, threatening to arrest an aspiring rapper if he didn’t freestyle for him, and bursting into a home without a warrant and hauling six-year-old twins to a police precinct.
Meanwhile, Grieco has continued climb the NYPD’s chain of command.
After spending a dozen years patrolling Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct, East New York— the most-sued precinct in the entire city —he was promoted last year to sergeant, and now works the 67th precinct in East Flatbush.
In addition to being the city’s second most frequently sued cop, he’s one of the NYPD’s top overtime earners — in 2017, he pulled in $73,000 in overtime, bringing his total salary to $190,000.
Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT)
NYC Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit DataBasen2015 to June 2018
1000 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn
The 75th precinct is associated with an astounding $9,227,755 total settlements and 93 Federal lawsuits since 2015. $9 million dollars. These figures are so extraordinary and corrupt and dysfunctional, the next worst precinct in the city is the 73rd, paying out a relatively meager $329,403 on 42 lawsuits
The 75th is also associated with $561,253 known settlements from 26 other lawsuits
THE OFFICER’S NAMES AND HOW MUCH THEY COST THE CITY (us really,the taxpayers-that dirty greedy don’t give a fuck cop Grieco is laughing his ass off)
These most corrupt officers on the force, repeatedly sued still somehow have a job & still have the audacity to milk hundreds of thousands of overtime from the city. Why they’re not fired or held accountable is a scandal. They truly do not give a fuck about the law, the citizens they’re supposed to protecting,the job, their fellow officers,the city. They’re crooks getting wealthy by fucking the system, by fucking decency, by fucking the city. Police brass don’t give a damn, they do nothing but punch a pension time clock & let blatant corruption flourish. Also lazy don’t give a fuck bums, with stripes & titles they don’t deserve.
Federal Lawsuits Since 2015
Case Name Year Outcome
Connor v. City of New York et al 2015 $7,950,000
Bonner v. City of New York et al 2016 $250,000
James et al v. The City of New York et al 2015 $149,000
Loftin et al v. City of New York et al 2015 $66,000
Perez v. The City of New York et al 2015 $57,000
Scott et al v. The Cityof New York et al 2017 $52,500
Goins v. City of New York et al 2015 $51,500
Williams v. New York City Police Department Officers “John Doe” 1-3 et al 2015 $50,000
Bido v. City of New York et a 2016 $50,000
Everett v. City of New York et al 2016 $50,000
Davis et al v. City of New York et al 2016 $45,000
Bell v. City of New York, et al. 2015 $38,500
John et al v. Demaio et al 2015 $32,503
Vega v. City of New York et al 2015 $30,000
Bennett et al v. City of New York et al 2015 $30,000
Bynoe v. City of New York et al 2015 $25,000
Simmons et al v. City of New York et al 2016 $25,000
Green v. City of New York et al 2016 $23,750
Black v. The City of New York et al 2015 $22,500
Stewart et al v. city of New York et al 2015 $22,000
Simmons v. New York City et al 2015 $20,000
Campbell v. City of New York et al 2015 $19,000
Lowman et al v. The City Of New York City et al 2015 $17,500
Smith, Jay v. City of New York et al 2015 $15,000
Exeter v. City of New York et al 2016 $15,000
Schulman v. Calhoun et al 2015 $12,501
Reese v. City of New Yorke et al. 2015 $12,500
Kenner v. City of New York et al 2015 $10,000
Green v. City of New York et al 2015 $10,000
McClain v. City of New York et al 2015 $10,000
Cooper v. The City of New York et al 2015 $10,000
Lopez v. City of New York et al 2015 $8,000
Ramos v. City of New York et al 2017 $7,500
Chavez v. City of New York et al 2015 $7,500
Mayo v. Moreno et al 2015 $7,500
Shaw v. City of New York et al 2015 $6,000
Freeman v. City of New York et al 2016 $6,000
Gastaldi v. City of New York et al 2016 $5,000
Paul v.The City of New York et al 2016 $5,000
Jones v. City of New York et al 2016 $2,501
Jones v. March et al 2015 $1,000
Walston et al v. The City of New York et al 2015 Verdict for Defendant
Hutchins v. Dimitrakakis et al 2015 Settled for undisclosed amount
Candelario et al v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Hayden et al v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Sterling v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Anderson v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Lewis v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Manning v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Providence et al v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Payne et al v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Thomas v. The City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Elianor v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
McKnight v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Washington v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Rivera v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Corbett vs. City of New York et al. 2015 Pending
Bacchus v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Mclaughlin v. Martin et al 2015 Pending
Williams v. New York City et al 2015 Pending
Gelzer v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Petersen v. Diaz 2015 Pending
Wagstaffe v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Lopez et al v. New York et al 2015 Pending
Thomas v. The City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Corbett v. City of New York et al 2015 Pending
Bryant et al v. Lopez et al 2015 Pending
Wilson v. The City Of New York , et al 2016 Pending
Diaz v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Martinez et al v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Poux v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Goodridge v. The City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Reese v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Landers v. The City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Davidson v. Daverin et al 2016 Pending
McClarin v. The City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Campbell v. The City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Ramirez v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Vazquez v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
A.S. et al v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Andrews et al v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Liggins v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Smith v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Corbett v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Crosby et al v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Bacquie v. New York City et al 2017 Pending
Kemp et al v. The City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Fredericks v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Lawson v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Lynch et al v. City of New York et al 2018 Pending
Gutierrez v. The City of New York et al 2018 Pending
Thomas v. City of New York et al 2015 Dismissed without Prejudice
Nelson v. City of New York et al 2015 Dismissed with Prejudice
Other Known Lawsuits
Case Name Year Outcome
Coulter et al. v. City of New York et al. 2009 $100,000
Toppings et al. v. City of New York et al. 2009 $52,500
Llewellyn et al v. City of New York et al 2010 $51,000
Smith et al v. City of New York et al. 2014 $50,002
Saxon et al. v. City of New York et al. 2009 $35,000
Baxton v. city of new york et al 2011 $30,000
Baxton v. City of New York et al. 2009 $30,000
Andrews v. city of New York et al 2014 $25,000
Coulter v. City of New York et al. 2007 $25,000
Bravo v. City of New York et al 2011 $23,251
Daniels et al. v. City of New York 2011 $21,000
Foster v. City of New York et al. 2011 $20,000
Brown v. City of New York et al 2013 $20,000
Mitchell v. City of New York et al 2014 $20,000
Telesford v. City of New York et al 2010 $16,500
Harley v. City of New York et al. 2011 $15,000
Trinidad v. City of New York et al. 2012 $15,000
Mathison v. City of New York et al 2017 $12,000
Colon et al. v. City of New York et al. 2011 Verdict for Defendant
Simmons et al. v. New York City 2013 Settled for undisclosed amount
RICHBURG v. City of New York et al. 2012 Pending
Hines et al v. The City of New York et al 2018 Pending
John et al v. City of New York et al 2017 Pending
Warren v. City of New York 2015 Pending
Burgess et al v. City of New York et al 2016 Pending
Morales v. City of New York et al. 2014 Dismissed with Prejudice
Whose last known command in the 75th Precinct:
Name Lawsuits Salary Overtime
Andre G. Blake 9 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $20,993 overtime, 2018
David A. Grieco 7 lawsuits $109,360 salary, 2018 $39,334 overtime, 2018
Matthew J. Demaio 6 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $20,186 overtime, 2018
John D. Diaz 6 lawsuits $90,685 salary, 2018 $20,690 overtime, 2018
Derick L. Russ 6 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $24,486 overtime, 2018
Melchor J. Alban 5 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $28,822 overtime, 2018
Michael A. Ardolino 5 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $35,063 overtime, 2018
Todd T. Hansen 5 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $36,214 overtime, 2018
Mark A. Scarlatelli 5 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $16,131 overtime, 2018
William D. Schumacher 5 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $23,760 overtime, 2018
Robert J. Agate 4 lawsuits $109,360 salary, 2018 $19,065 overtime, 2018
Samuel R. Carey 4 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $28,751 overtime, 2018
Jospeh A. Nicosia 4 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $41,106 overtime, 2018
Paul Ortiz 4 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $21,990 overtime, 2018
Kamil Pac 4 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $21,578 overtime, 2018
Christopher F. Walsh 4 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $38,704 overtime, 2018
Alexis M. Yanez 4 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $20,016 overtime, 2018
Christopher Alvarado 3 lawsuits $90,685 salary, 2018 $12,282 overtime, 2018
Jonathan J. Bulzomi 3 lawsuits $94,273 salary, 2018 $24,263 overtime, 2018
Timothy V. Cecchini 3 lawsuits $111,572 salary, 2018 $30,859 overtime, 2018
Christopher M. Dalto 3 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $4,283 overtime, 2018
Noel L. Damico 3 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $25,183 overtime, 2018
Rudy Lahens 3 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $36,545 overtime, 2018
Damon Martin 3 lawsuits $112,133 salary, 2018 $40,103 overtime, 2018
David J. Quattrocchi 3 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $33,001 overtime, 2018
Christian D. Salazar 3 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $17,623 overtime, 2018
Charles A. Schwartz 3 lawsuits $89,371 salary, 2018 $24,029 overtime, 2018
James M. Seder 3 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $27,210 overtime, 2018
Mark A. Brooks 2 lawsuits $121,875 salary, 2018 $45,171 overtime, 2018
Luis A. Cabrera 2 lawsuits $63,125 salary, 2017 $6,461 overtime, 2017
David W. Carbone 2 lawsuits $78,695 salary, 2007 —
Tony T. Cuoco 2 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $39,855 overtime, 2018
James M. Curran 2 lawsuits $90,673 salary, 2010 —
Georin R. Duran 2 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $29,003 overtime, 2018
Vincent T. Gambino 2 lawsuits $63,125 salary, 2018 $15,294 overtime, 2018
Jessica Gavars 2 lawsuits $109,360 salary, 2018 $7,425 overtime, 2018
Thomas A. Kaminski 2 lawsuits $90,685 salary, 2018 $7,037 overtime, 2018
Sean P. Keegan 2 lawsuits $63,125 salary, 2018 $12,014 overtime, 2018
Mary C. Mapelli 2 lawsuits $59,401 salary, 2018 $7,297 overtime, 2018
Javier O. Munoz 2 lawsuits $94,489 salary, 2018 $29,648 overtime, 2018
Jay Rivera 2 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $9,351 overtime, 2018
Craig J. Smith 2 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $8,212 overtime, 2018
Daniel R. Trione 2 lawsuits $94,080 salary, 2018 $28,243 overtime, 2018
Michael Vitale 2 lawsuits $63,125 salary, 2018 $19,449 overtime, 2018
Ivan R. Williams 2 lawsuits $85,292 salary, 2018 $533 overtime, 2018
Jeffrey Wright 2 lawsuits $69,300 salary, 2004 —
Robert H. Aasheim 1 lawsuit $89,033 salary, 2017 —
Michael V. Amello 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $7,498 overtime, 2018
Kenneth C. Anderson 1 lawsuit $106,175 salary, 2018 $40,111 overtime, 2018
Matthew Arvelo 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $5,859 overtime, 2018
Mordecai C. Austrie 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $17,300 overtime, 2018
Joseph O. Baker 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $13,445 overtime, 2018
Daniel Barreto 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $23,007 overtime, 2018
Sean R. Bauer 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $5,119 overtime, 2018
Jamal A. Blackett 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $12,305 overtime, 2018
Matthew T. Borden 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $36,500 overtime, 2018
Silvano Brajuha 1 lawsuit $103,585 salary, 2018 $9,481 overtime, 2018
David F. Bunyi 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $24,422 overtime, 2018
Andrew J. Burke 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $9,329 overtime, 2018
Edgardo E. Carrieri 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $12,427 overtime, 2018
Richard S. Charles 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $36,775 overtime, 2018
Novonil Chowdhury 1 lawsuit $94,080 salary, 2018 $25,845 overtime, 2018
Christopher S. Clark 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $32,131 overtime, 2018
Sean E. Collins 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $11,485 overtime, 2018
Peter M. Colombini 1 lawsuit $94,273 salary, 2018 $33,009 overtime, 2018
Michael J. Compitello 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $851 overtime, 2018
Christopher W. Connolly 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $35,704 overtime, 2018
Eric S. Delman 1 lawsuit $125,531 salary, 2018 $21,538 overtime, 2018
Michael T. Desposito 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $12,011 overtime, 2018
Sean J. Downes 1 lawsuit $109,360 salary, 2018 $34,682 overtime, 2018
Matthew C. Drury 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2017 $6,968 overtime, 2017
Jason C. Forgione 1 lawsuit $109,360 salary, 2018 $23,516 overtime, 2018
Daniel R. Gerardi 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $17,398 overtime, 2018
Michael B. Gessner 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $8,491 overtime, 2018
Tyrone E. Gill 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $13,051 overtime, 2018
Thomas A. Gilmore 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 —
Matthew J. Giunta 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $34,038 overtime, 2018
Rodney A. Greenidge 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $4,965 overtime, 2018
Thomas P. Handley 1 lawsuit $106,175 salary, 2018 $39,314 overtime, 2018
Lester V. Haynes 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $430 overtime, 2018
Joseph W. Hayward 1 lawsuit $167,047 salary, 2018 —
Samuel S. Hui 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $16,888 overtime, 2018
Christopher J. Imperial 1 lawsuit $59,401 salary, 2018 $7,007 overtime, 2018
Francesco Iorio 1 lawsuit $59,401 salary, 2018 $13,446 overtime, 2018
Jason V. Jackson 1 lawsuit $94,273 salary, 2018 $35,619 overtime, 2018
Michael C. Kaminsky 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $20,502 overtime, 2018
Mark Kosarek 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $3,381 overtime, 2018
Michael J. Lagattolla 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $11,155 overtime, 2018
William C. Leahy 1 lawsuit $125,531 salary, 2018 $18,510 overtime, 2018
Andrew C. Leiper 1 lawsuit $94,273 salary, 2018 $40,417 overtime, 2018
Thomas M. Little 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $15,260 overtime, 2018
Yahaira Llano 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $3,674 overtime, 2018
Ronald F. March 1 lawsuit $80,788 salary, 2017 $1,573 overtime, 2017
Nicholas J. Martucci 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $27,597 overtime, 2018
Gregg M. Minardi 1 lawsuit $89,190 salary, 2018 $30,317 overtime, 2018
Shaun M. Mood 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $3,862 overtime, 2018
Juan A. Morales 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $29,302 overtime, 2018
Jorge L. Morel 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $17,334 overtime, 2018
Steven R. Moylan 1 lawsuit $59,401 salary, 2018 $6,888 overtime, 2018
Nicholas J. Muro 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2017 $4,683 overtime, 2017
Nicholas Murray 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $5,936 overtime, 2018
Krystal J. Murray 1 lawsuit $57,747 salary, 2016 $14,627 overtime, 2016
Christopher R. Nagel 1 lawsuit $56,264 salary, 2017 $981 overtime, 2017
Thomas N. Napolitano 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $27,270 overtime, 2018
Yuan A. Newton 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $36,898 overtime, 2018
Genine E. Oneill 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 —
Steven L. Owens 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $19,686 overtime, 2018
Krista L. Owens 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $14,222 overtime, 2018
Joseph E. Patton 1 lawsuit $106,175 salary, 2018 $36,164 overtime, 2018
Donald S. Perceval 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $19,769 overtime, 2018
James V. Priore 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $8,648 overtime, 2018
Justin V. Puccia 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $2,607 overtime, 2018
Kelly H. Quinn 1 lawsuit $94,080 salary, 2018 $33,945 overtime, 2018
Felix L. Ramos 1 lawsuit $103,585 salary, 2018 $4,709 overtime, 2018
Alex Rivera 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $1,627 overtime, 2018
Patrick A. Rogin 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $7,423 overtime, 2018
Michael Roman 1 lawsuit $54,394 salary, 2017 $2,630 overtime, 2017
Antonio D. Santana 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $34,306 overtime, 2018
Jody C. Schellenberg 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $37,544 overtime, 2018
Michael A. Seiger 1 lawsuit $94,080 salary, 2018 $26,741 overtime, 2018
Manny Sharma 1 lawsuit $63,125 salary, 2018 $7,743 overtime, 2018
Adam M. Silver 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $28,080 overtime, 2018
Scott D. Smath 1 lawsuit $59,791 salary, 2017 $690 overtime, 2017
Derek C. Stebel 1 lawsuit $90,685 salary, 2018 $3,242 overtime, 2018
Avinash Surajbali 1 lawsuit $94,080 salary, 2018 $36,823 overtime, 2018
Joseph A. Swicicki 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $21,573 overtime, 2018
Brendan T. Symansky 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 —
Radoslaw R. Terepka 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $36,649 overtime, 2018
Undercover Uc312 1 lawsuit — —
Aaron J. Verska 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $5,647 overtime, 2018
Paul A. Viar 1 lawsuit $94,489 salary, 2018 $25,271 overtime, 2018
Chris G. Whitehead 1 lawsuit $85,292 salary, 2018 $27,393 overtime, 2018
Vitaliy Zelikov 1 lawsuit $126,886 salary, 2018 $24,348 overtime, 2018
Attached in this post below are screen shots from the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board 2015 annual report
In the report they list every single NYPD precinct in New York City and the number of complaints that have been lodged against each precinct. Here they cite a five year total 2011-2015
Most precincts have 200,300,400 complaints; 500 in a rougher precinct. Two particularly dangerous crime ridden areas in the Bronx patrolled by the 44th and the 40th precincts have 700 complaints. And that’s it, a complete picture of crime and community police relations in the city.
But there’s one glaringly how the hell can this be allowed tolerated (italics mine but they should be yours and the NYPD’s) exception.
The 75th police precinct of East New York Brooklyn. For that same period it had a number absurdly higher than any other place– 1,344 complaints — you hear, one precinct in one community had 1,344 complaints lodged against it. Almost double the number of those two for real rough precincts in the Bronx .
I know I might be beating a dead horse, I’ve written and reported on East New York a lot.
But what the hell NYPD, CCRB- Garner, chokeholds, stop and frisk are legitimate and important issues bit in some ways they’re individual isolated of a time. This is endemic, its been like this in East New York since CCRB stats were being compiled. No sarcasm, but where’s your white paper on this, your New York Lawyers for The Public Interest led civil suit on this, even a damn mention on your website that’s chock full of every imaginable statistical minutiae — a 1,344 complaints against cops in one community.
Commanding Officer of the 75th Michael Lipetri seems like a decent and honorable leader (as much as you can tell from a twitter account) and the 75th is a hard hard precinct to work.
But sincerely how the heck do you look in the eye of a decent East New York resident and rationally justifiably explain without apology 1,344 complaints when,say, Murray Hill where my girl lived has 260 complaints for the same period. People don’t have a right to live like this (on a side note when I was reporting in East New York I could’ve filed legitimate CCRB complaints on different police officers maybe 12 times).
On a larger side note I got yanked off a Port Authority bus by a group of police officers on some false charge of making a 911 call to endanger East New York police. I was handcuffed to a bench for six hours. When I went back to that precinct a week later as the desk sergeant instructed me in a phone conversation, an officer there whose badge number and name I will never forget – – how do I say this properly — degraded me, taunted me, confiscated destroyed my property, had me on my knees, lies to me, then assaulted the hell out of me hard — in his precinct right there in Port Authority with 12 other cops there who witnessed it. I’m laying there crumpled on the ground and I said to him why the hell did you do that? He said because I hit him first. Since I’m not dead or doing a 2 year bid in Dannemora Correctional, you he and I know that that’s a straight up ugly lie, and coming from a police officer it’s essentially a damn false criminal charge. And God help the defendant who gets this officer on the stand testifying against him.*
I called 911, EMS, Internal Affairs, Port Authority Integrity Unit, CCRB, reported it to another precinct trying to file assault charges – no one ever got back to me, nothing at all happened. Call the Port Authority Integrity Unit (their version of Internal Affairs) anytime and it just rings and rings, no one ever answers, they don’t even have voice mail. I had to leave my complaint with a secretary in administration.
So this heavyweight Port Authority officer got to play UFC with me sending me flying 6 feet thorough the air into a concrete wall (though maybe play UFC is not quite right, when I looked up at him as he was standing over me after the assault his whole body was visibly shaking).
I hope he’s sorry, maybe PTSD, he served in the military in combat, but at my worst I sometimes imagine he tells the story over beers laughing about what he did to that fucken reporter. No macho on this but if I ever somehow impossibly heard him doing this word is just about bond please put money on my commissary books because I would proudly do 2 years on the gate on the count in the dayroom etc for that kind of violation.
Seriously these 75th Precinct numbers are too exceptional; something is very wrong at that precinct and command should do something otherwise you’ll have more Michael Dowds running your streets hurting people, communities, and tarnishing the image of good cops.
QUEENS and STATEN ISLAND
*On not naming this officer, I know this is not strongly defensible or consistent with how I operate as a journalist but I can’t bring myself to fuck with him that way, something he would probably do, low-grade coward snitch to hurt or to ruin a man without giving him a chance. And it’s for a similar reason I went down to the precinct when the sergeant told me to over the phone. I knew I was walking into a lions den, the desk Sergeant was being obnoxious, game playing hostile. But I went because I hate the idea of being afraid or having to watch myself or call a lawyer to fight in the shadows; not confront them man to man when I did absolutely nothing wrong and they acted so immoraly. That cop wouldn’t have done it, and I don’t want to be that kind of man. In fact in between throwing a folder of my papers across the room screaming in my face and body slamming me he told me maybe three times “Get the fuck out of here, call a lawyer.”
But I may be wrong about this, if I had an emergency and to call 911 meant this officer would show up I would just quote NWA and handle it myself. He either learned his lesson after coming close to being burnt (after this happened I raised hell to him and every other cop in the precinct, to 911, to EMS who responded while I was in the precinct (first it was get the fuck out, after the assault they wouldn’t let me leave even though I said I wanted to repeatedly) called my wife, a lawyer and told her what happened gave the officer’s badge number and spelled out his name all in front of him, them; strong loud and emphatically. Or the cop doesn’t give a damn about a kevin heldman and doesn’t belong on the streets with a gun and extraordinary powers.
HERE’S THE NY POST (much respect Post) FOLLOW UP July 8 Where it looks like this 79th Precinct cop Isaacs murdered a man without cause
The NYPD and the Attorney General’s office are investigating the shooting, which the victim’s family said is a clear case of excessive force.
He barely has time to look the cop in the eye or even utter a word before Isaacs opens fire, causing him to stagger backward.
He stumbles to the ground, gets up for a moment — and then collapses again for good.
Isaacs, meanwhile, lurches his car forward a few feet before slamming on the brakes and getting out. He appears to tuck the gun into his waistband as he walks over toward Small.
Isaacs looks in the direction of the dying man, pausing for a few moments near his body, before returning to his vehicle.
He is then seen pacing around and talking on the phone. Sources have said he called 911.
Small’s girlfriend Zaquanna Albert, 35, then pulls the man’s car across the street before frantically running toward the scene.
That’s when the footage cuts off.
Police sources said Small’s temper flared when he thought Isaac cut him off as they were driving down Atlantic Avenue. Small followed the cop in his unmarked car for several blocks before getting out at the traffic light to confront him.
Albert told investigators that she begged Small, who’d had three drinks at a barbecue they’d just left, not to get out.
Isaacs, who has since been put on administrative duty, was on his way home after a shift in the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant. He used his service weapon to shoot Small in the head and chest, police sources have said.
Small’s brother, Victor Dempsey, said the video shows he was “point-blank murdered.”
“Now that I saw that video, I’m outraged,” he said at a press conference Friday night at the shooting scene. “It’s time for us to get justice on it. Everything they told us from the very beginning is a lie.”
Victoria Davis, Small’s sister, said watching the video was difficult. “Him stumbling, and even when the officer got out of the car, he didn’t seem to have any care,” she said.
“He just put his gun away.”
Albert’s mom said the video proves the cop never gave her son a chance.
“You can see that the police officer was very aggressive,” she told The Post. “He killed my son-in-law. And you know what, that is wrong. My son-in-law did not do anything wrong.”
She railed against the NYPD, and said her church plans to protest in “a peaceful way.”
“My grandson who is four months old is not going to be able to have a father to bring him up,” she cried.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron insisted “things can get out of control” if the attorney general doesn’t bring charges against the cop.
“We won’t have any next steps to tell our people to even bother with this system,” he said. “People will take matters into their own hands because they won’t have any other alternative.”
The family’s lawyer, Roger Wareham, said it confirms that the shooting was a “cold-blooded murder.”
“From what it shows, there was no threat to the cop. Deadly force was not justified,” he said. “Delrawn looks in, then he’s falling down, in an instant.”
Wareham insisted the cop’s behavior after the shooting shows he had “total disdain” for Small.
“After he shoots him, and after Delrawn falls to the ground, the cop just casually gets out of his car. There’s no urgency, no attitude like, ‘I need to get help for this person.’”
The footage contradicts the claims of the owner of a nearby building who had insisted the angry motorist could be seen on video “punching the s–t” out of Isaacs after breaking free from Albert’s grasp.
Attorney General Schneiderman said in a statement, “I am committed to conducting a full, fair and independent investigation of this tragedy, and will follow the facts and evidence—including this video evidence—wherever they lead.”
The NYPD declined to comment.
Damn NYPD, you didn’t decline to comment when you talked about Dempsey punching the hell out of Issacs. I know you have a hard job, stress, danger but a lot of us do. How are we supposed to believe you, you know us, the public that you seem to regard with such contempt.
Recovered in East New York by a 75th precinct raid; 6 men arrested:. 25 caliber Raven Arms semi-automatic, .38 caliber Revolver Taurus. .380, pistol-grip shotgun, 3 lbs weed, cocaine residue, a.22 caliber, .9 mm ammo and $1,329 in cash.
And small thing but whats up with cops wearing superman, batman t-shirts and hats played backward at a press conference- heros ok but be humble out there or well you know
Consider its NYC stats: most sex offenders, highest crime stats by far in every category every single year without pause for good period rehab or for some other hood to give it a break and take over the mayhem; most homeless, most HIV cases, most lead posionings, most child abuse cases and Childrens’ Services cases, highest # of deaths from alcoholism, highest # of gonorrhea cases, most police abuse complaints, police corruption (michael dowd ran with a crew of 75th Precinct NYPD cops turned all out hands on gangsters – ski mask armed robberies while on duty), most # of waste sites and waste carting, most dangerous roads, asbestos, industrial toxins, highest # of industrial manufacturing and use of highly dangerous and destructive special license chemicals, highest # of children in foster care, most vacant lots, highest # of shelters, drug rehabs, mental health facilities, nursing homes, methadone clinics, food pantries, bus depots, a freight train line from a 100 years ago still there rotting seeping overgrown and derelict, a huge Con Ed plant exactly the same, junkyards, Super Fund sites, a huge sewage treatment plant under emergency federal care and sanction, mercury, fecal matter and arsenic polluting the creeks and the section of the Jamaica Bay it sits on, the largest residential facility for the developmentally disabled. in NY state is there (in process of shutting down because of repeated state sanctions for violations related to patient care). And there’s more and its just as bad and worse.
So you see East New York is not “my hood is so gangsta paradise bad, lets freestyle rap about it and represent cool and crime glam.” East New York is so close to the worst place for 200,000 to have to make their homes but they try and they do and two little girls sold me lemonade out of their cute ass little kid lemonade stand while there mom good mom watched over them in East New York Brooklyn. true story I needlessly might add, where you get your wings clipped all the time.
Coney Island, Nov.9, 2012, 12 days after Sandy hit.
Arrive down there and find the nyc medical command center for medical/health issues in a trailer in MCU parking lot. Hey, I say to the man in the trailer, I’m medic trained, mass casualty/crisis training, wildland firefighter, worked Irene and Sandy for Office of Emergency management, I have all my certifications, can I be of some help down here? No we’re good, don’t need any volunteers.
Nothing I say, you need absolutely no help at all, everybody and everything is ok, I’m willing to do anything?
No we got it, everything is fine, we have all the resources we need, everything is fine, sorry you came all the way down here?
You sure, no help at all, you guys completely got this?
I so doubt this from experience so I start walking into the neighborhood. Within 10 minutes I was working, almost everybody I encountered or asked needed some kind of help. I had a back pack of gear and phone numbers for connections and I the night before I hit NYCHA (the agency that manages nyc public housing projects) where they had a list of projects and which ones were without power, electric, ect.) so I just worked.
O’Dwyer Gardens, a project complex with 6 large buildings, 572 units, with over a 1,000 residents. Dead, no service at all. I was doing outreach around there and some guy who turns out to be a CVS delivery man with a bag full of prescription medications and asks me for help. He’s been sent over to one of these buildings and he’s scared, worried about danger and doesn’t have a flashlight to go up. I look at the meds and see the DOB and the patient is 73 years old, he’s trapped up in this hell hole 13 floors up; yeah of course I’ll go, he probably needs a lot of help. Delivery guy calls the pharmacist, it wasn’t the patient’s his regular pharmacy because his regular one was destroyed, but pharmacist said great. So I went in. Hell hole, damage, pitch black, walked up 13 floors, get up there, shining light on every door and there’s no 13 N, the address on the script, only A-F. What the hell. I Walk down, double check the address, call the patient’s number, dead. Call the pharmacy, does he have an emergency contact on file, no, she’s no help.
Talk to two different cops, one nothing, one tries, calls somebody he knows who might be able to run this name but we wait and the person never calls back, he says they’re screwed up down there in general that precinct or whoever he called. He says it might be a set-up for you, if it’s psychiatric medicine and you go up there you could be attacked. Though he doesn’t offer to escort e up there. I think I can handle it, I say, thanks for your concern. Any ideas how to find this guy I ask him, databases you guys have access to No. Maybe go up other buildings 13 floors see if you can find an N he suggests. Then he’s radioed away.
I finally track down the NYCHA manager for the units, Scott. I explain ask him, he said computers are down, no power. I say I ‘ve got a small generator in my bag can he just log on using that, no, it’s not like that he says, no access. I’m calling everybody I can think of , manager comes by 30 minutes later, apologizes, says there’s nothing he can do everything is down, no computers. Isn’t there a central database in Manhattan or on a generator or someplace that you can check. He says no.
I start asking around the projects, most helpful two Latino women who were NYCHA maintenance workers raking, cleaning up amid the huge downed trees that fell in the project common areas. They tell me there’s a NYCHA command center, another trailer, try there, they tell me where it is. I go in and explain what’s going on. They were very nice, but they called and called all these different places, they couldn’t get through or couldn’t get the info. Finally, they called the manager, he’ll be able to help you out. They offered me food, water, were real nice but I was there for almost an hour. One guy said, the resident probably evacuated. Another said leave the meds here, we’ll get it to him– I said I can’t do it. Finally, I said, “Wait is the manager that I’m waiting for named Scott?” Yeah, they tell me. I said I talked to him twice he can’t help. One worker there, a decent young black man, I’ll call him out by name, Kevin Norman, said call “global,” which turned out to be NYCHA’s (ESD) Emergency Services Department. Another worker called, someone actually picked up, they gave the residents name, I said tell him to run it through any public housing in that park of Brooklyn. Finally got it. The address was completely wrong on the prescription, turns out the database showed he lived in a different housing project 12 blocks away. I shook all their hands, Kevin Norman gave me his cell number and said call if you need any help with him or any other residents — I said are you serious. Another worker, Louis, I believes said, “Yeah, they’re our tenants to take care of.” We thanked each other and while I was thanking them manager Scott walked into the trailer, looking a little abashed. Went to the other project and delivered the man his medicine. Maybe 2 hours this whole thing took.
(May 18, 2012)
“A notorious drug dealer who got his start during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and was so good at hiding his whereabouts that he was known as “the ghost” has been arrested along with dozens of others on new charges, police and prosecutors said Thursday.
James Corley, 51, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and other drug charges after a 15-month undercover investigation that used wiretaps and surveillance, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Forty-four other people were also charged with drug crimes in the dismantling of Corley’s operation, known as the Supreme Team, and another drug gang, authorities said.
Corley supplied cocaine to a second gang called the South Side Bloods, and low-level dealers grossed about $15,000 a week in drug sales, Kelly said. Burned by a wiretap before, Corley used at least eight different phones, authorities said.
The Supreme Team was run by legendary gang leader Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, who reputedly funneled drug money into rap music label Murder Inc. He’s now serving life without parole for a pair of murders after a 2007 conviction.
It was a brutal drug gang that came out of the same Queens streets where platinum rappers 50 Cent and Ja Rule emerged years later. At its peak, the Supreme Team’s network of dealers was making $200,000 a day, authorities said.
After McGriff did jail time on a drug conviction, he was released in 1997 and aligned himself with neighborhood friend and music mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo. The one-time street thugs produced one film: “Crime Partners,” a straight-to-video affair that featured Ja Rule, Snoop Dogg and Ice-T.
NYPD’s Detective David Leonardi put the case together, noting in the charges that the gangs used “Supreme Mathematics” and the “Supreme Alphabet,” the language system used by members of the Nation of Islam offshoot group Nation Of Gods and Earths (also known as “Five Percenters”). Leonardi was able to decipher the coded language…”
I don’t know, I heard A is for Allah, B is for Born, etc in 1983, when I was 17 and three probated teens huddled together on a handball court reciting in a residential facility and I knew I couldn’t listen in, dog hair, Yacub, etc, but we were all buddies, really living together, so I did and they were cool, playfully pushing me away. But slang terms for money, weed, and guns change every two months or so and with all the ridiculously complicated complex handshakes and hand signing thought up by bored in a cell teens all over NYC, all also competing with raps to put together high level word play and metaphor after metaphor, neologisms every other line – – I think they and an old time veteran like Corley, probably able to mix up something like 35 years of street talk, prison slang, institutional jargon, drug terms, and hip hop slang, could code deeper and more complex than something that’s all over urban dictionary and Wikipedia. Something mixed up, nonsensical and easy, riffed without even really trying like:
Heads wearing Asolos violated in the bing ward playing the corner over static about Tony the Tiger (Blood repping ) on the cereal box lifted in the cafeteria and the program retreads shooting dope in the pocket because everywhere else collapsed and the dusties drinking cranberry juice to detox, and the Lincoln Hall irks kidding on the square, saying the only hardrocks are in graveyards in the money makin’ (mighty whitites racistly twisting it to monkey makin’,) in the burnt out, and the girls saying Lets prep in the clubs stepping all over his British Walkers, the 94Bs and masons fraternizing with the civilian dishwashers tricking on their lifer NCO husbands overseas and hit em cause they beat me freaks anyway — grown ass men long after the PINS petition expired like Bosket and the toothpaste on menthols wore off and the WAM ran out and the cologne strained through bread got him too sick worse than the antabuse and he was back on the juggle no struggle seeing how low your money can go (4-5-6) on c-74 with the crazy little ones nice with their hands, yo put me down on that right quick, that’s menthol right.
And some people would understand every word and many more people, grown people with careers and no time to waste would run it past the web sites and after no hits would call it a foolish waste of time, mock it (wait for the teenagers somewhere to sift through it all because they can care back then about all that) and just move on with regular living and regular talk, y’know, foxtrot uniform charlie kilo indigo tango.
1) On this Albanian Organized, kind of organized, ridiculously corporate like big narco types crime story, the last installment where I went to Albania, covered federal trials here in NY met with everybody and went everywhere I could, the one I cried about and the one that wrecked me a bit because how much can you write on a topic and how do you put a world of facts into order, maybe there is no order but when do you give it up — but I did it, proud of the article, not the usual feeling of just grateful it didn’t go really bad and blow up — it’s good and everybody behind it feels it’s good and all you prosecutors, defense lawyers, agents, people who talked to me from in the life, who gave me info to help, who took me into places and opened up, the guys and women I can’t name who treated me decently, yeah it will be out, published soon, — I know, maybe the mob will disappear or something bigger will happen and you all moved on, I know, it’s just the nature of this game, uh this business, uh this hobby of mine sometimes — so soon and it’s all out and sincere so at least en shallah that will be good.
2) That last blog post on slang (commentary like I’m Carrie Bradshaw on the police beat) I’m banking on two guys laughing appreciatively on it — Steve Hughes in Brazil and the smart funny JC who kept everyone in check and made being an intimidator like having a cool ass uncle in your corner — P from last period in jumpsuit land, but I don’t even know how to get him to a blog).
3) I just have to say this cop reporter relations thing here — maybe 9 months ago I applied for this NYPD Press pass, it used to be useful but post 9/11 it’s pretty worthless really, what police lines are they really going to let you cross with the card and what special courtesies are they really going to roll out. I sent this whole long application in, my bio, clips, sayingI’m not a daily reporter looking to do spot news but I thought it would be useful, especially for ID if say cops stop me for — what are you doing in school street projects, why are you in this deli, to rob it? we have a report of you with a gun in the subway we have to converge on you — true true true and it always comes up if I’m a snitch, undercover, informant, cop, really a reporter when I’m interviewing so a card would maybe help a little.
This detective in the public information office almost takes my head off in an e-mail, no exceptions, we don’t care, you don’t meet the criteria, you fail, you’re not a crime reporter, we don’t cover rikers, go to hell, we hate you, (paraphrasing here). What the hell — I write her back, look I’m not trying to get into a fight, I’m just wondering if there was any way blah blah respect respect. Basically go to hell response. I say thanks for trying, whatever be nice, squash it. No response.
What is this? That’s how little you value what a good journalist not trying to do gotchas and take cops down just to get a byline. What is this courting of enemies, cultivating enemies. This is your job , on press outreach. So we should disappear? Who is willing to come to the guy’s defense when you throw a cop in the psych ward for a week because he’s too out of line with commanders and getting to be a pain about quotas? Who’s going to really try to show who you are when you jump in the river for a rescue, take bullets, get stabbed with a screwdriver in the head. You have any idea how things went when an undercover cop tried to summons/arrest me for a turnstile jump, misunderstanding, on my way to court, he said remember this when you write all your ticket fixing attack articles, I said I don’t do that kind of thing, I’m not out for your blood (and I know a guy at the News who does those stories and he’s not out for blood either) and I went to his headquarters the next day to say thanks for helping me out, keeping it vague but saying he was decent and everybody was good. You have any idea what happens when I see cops chasing a guy and I’m walking by what any of us would do in that situation. Or hear them make a racist comment on a construction job and not go crazy and hate them all or how I would help like hell when they’ve had to wrestle down an emotionally disturbed rodeo guy on an EMS call when I did that job. I’m not saying I’m Mcgruff or cop-like or that I could even stomach arresting a person or testifying against them or being a police officer, but come on I’ve been in the crime, cop, prison, courts, institutions, streets world since I was a teenager — you really want to treat somebody who actually knows your world, actually knows how you talk, feel, what you go through, know many sides and has put in the time, listens and wants to convey that for real to the public — you want to treat that person like, what, nothing, and just give credentials to guys who need to get two quotes on an accident? Where’s the intelligence, the flexibility, the creativity, the reason, the willingness to cooperate to make things work. You really want to live in fantasy land bad cop show where the reporters are all sick evil jackals trying to hunt you down for gain and all the cops are swaggering guys with community college degrees who are crude and boorish. I talked to your guy last night at 3 am, two out of their mind British tourists drunk, sick, miniskirted laying on the curb, hey, sorry officer, I know this is run of the mill sat nite and you’re not a taxi service but there’s these girls. He’s normal, thoughtful, okay, where are they, yeah I’ll call a car and go there — cool, a man, another man, work together, no stereotypes. Same in Mott Haven on the street asking about crime at night on this chinese take out story and when I called the community relations cop, the desk — hey just a heads up, I wrote this article, just wanted to put it on your radar– thanks, of course, we’ll take a look, thank you I appreciate it and they are, not sure why, but they’re out there now in force in Mott Haven and the streets are safer and that restaurant is safe.
I’m not going to be a jerk, a p**ck really, and call out a name on this but come on, isn’t there enough crap and chaos and tension and politics in this city, can’t you give a little respect when you’re given respect. You’re the rep for them, all those men and women — we’re not all scum, looking to go against you. Give some of it a chance and we can be on the same side, both do good in our worlds for each other. I called DCPI maybe 900 times in my life and I was born and raised here and I’ve played deck hockey with probably half of you all on the force when we were 15 so come on, see who we are sometimes and we can do the same — alright, I appreciate you listening, be careful in those cars at high speed flying through intersections and in those dark rooms and on those shitty streets in the winter when guys flip out on you and decide let’s end it and you’re the way to do it and your backs and feet are probably sore as hell when it’s not calamity. peace.