The 2012 annual report of the Civilian Complaint Review Board shows that the 110th Precinct had the biggest drop in complaints, while the 113th, 103rd and 101st precincts had the most complaints with 100, 98 and 91 complaints respectively
The report details complaint activity, agency productivity and police department discipline in substantiated cases of misconduct.
In 2012, people filed 3 percent fewer police misconduct complaints than in 2011 and 22 percent fewer than in 2008. In 2012 there were 5,763 complaints, compared to 6,969 in 2011 and 7,395 in 2008.
Queens generated 15 percent of the CCRB’s total intake, with 895 complaints. Brooklyn generated 35 percent, Manhattan 23 percent, the Bronx 22 percent and Staten Island 5 percent. Looking at the total number of incidents, there were 16 fewer from Queens in 2012 than in 2011, a 2 percent drop.
The precinct with the biggest decline in complaints generated, the 110th, went from 56 in 2011 to 38 in 2012, a 32 percent decline in complaints. The next biggest drop was in the 115th Precinct, which was down 25 percent, from 73 to 55.
The 108th Precinct had the biggest spike in the number of complaints, up 71 percent from 21 in 2011 to 36. However, the totals from both years were low when compared to most other Queens precincts.
Stop-and-frisk complaints have accounted for roughly 30 percent of the agency’s total intake since 2005. In 2012, 27 percent of CCRB complaints involved an allegation of an improper stop, question, frisk or search stemming from a street encounter. This is a decrease of 4 percentage points from 31 percent in 2008.
The actual number of stop-question-and frisk complaints declined by 5 percent from 1,640 in 2011 to 1,551 in 2012. In 2012 the number of documented NYPD street encounters dropped 22 percent, from 685,724 in 2011 to 533,0425.
The CCRB’s data shows that people were most likely to complain about a street encounter if they were searched. While officers documented searches in 9 percent of street encounters, 58 percent (902) of the 1,551 stop-related complaints in 2012 contained an allegation of an improper search.
Forty percent of the time, people making stop-and-frisk complaints had been arrested or issued summonses, compared to documented street encounters where 11 percent led to an arrest or summons.