Christopher Daniello Sworn in by Board President Rachel Relkin

Former New Rochelle School Board Member Had 3 NYPD Misconduct Complaints, None Substantiated

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY –Former New Rochelle Board of Education Member Christopher Daniello who was defeated in his bid to serve a full 5-year term in June and recently retired from the New York Police Department had 3 complaints filed against him according to recently released NYPD Misconduct records.

Daniello was elected to the school board in May 2018 to serve out the unexpired term of Madalli Atallah.

Daniello was the subject of a complaint in 2000 alleging Abuse of Authority for “Gun pointed/gun drawn”. The charge was not substantiated, “Complainant Uncooperative”.

In 2002, Danielo was the subject of a complaint alleging two allegations of Use of Force (Physical force, Pepper spray), Abuse of Authority (Threat of force (verbal or physical)), and Discourtesy (Word). The complaint was Withdrawn.

In 2006, Danielo was the subject of a complaint alleging one allegation of Discourtesy (Word). The complaint was Withdrawn.

5 thoughts on “Former New Rochelle School Board Member Had 3 NYPD Misconduct Complaints, None Substantiated”

    1. The point is that now that CCRB records are public the records can be seen by the public.

  1. The job of being a Police Officer puts you in connection with people who do not follow the law. I don’t know Christopher Daniello but I am sure he was involved with some unsavory people. Frankly any Police officer who has had zero complaints is probably sitting at a desk never coming in contact with Criminals. Further, more the fact that all of these charges never stuck leads me to believe he was simply being cited for being a Police Officer doing his job. I support the Police 100% and in this climate I prefer them to use all legal force to do the job. Crime has no color it only has criminals. I laud anyone who put on the uniform and does the job of law enforcement. My father was a member of the NYPD and we were never guaranteed he would come home safe.

    1. Which NYPD officers have most complaints against them?

      “In New York, thousands of police discipline records that were kept secret are now public thanks to a change in the law… Soon after (50a was repealed), the news organization ProPublica asked New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to see this information. The result is a publicly available database of active-duty officers in New York City with at least one allegation against them that has been substantiated by the CCRB. Almost 4,000 officers are included in the database, representing 11% of the 36,000 officers in the NYPD.”

      “Although it receives thousands of complaints each year, the CCRB is unable to substantiate most of them. Often, they have to rely on NYPD officers to cooperate in the investigations (for example, to hand over body-cam footage) and, despite a legal obligation to do so, the department often fails to comply.”

      The NYPD Isn’t Giving Critical Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse

      “lack of access to body-worn camera footage reflects a broader issue. “The struggle for BWC,” or body-worn camera footage, they wrote, “is the struggle for the future of civilian oversight.”

      “If investigators get bodycam footage, CCRB data shows, they are far more likely to get to the bottom of a case. Without it, they usually can’t, and often end up closing cases without finding out what really happened.”

      “the NYPD has nearly complete discretion over how much it cooperates with CCRB investigations. While the CCRB can recommend punishment, the police commissioner can and often does decide to do otherwise. That discretion extends to footage from body-worn cameras. CCRB investigators have to submit individual requests. The NYPD has often responded to the requests by saying the footage doesn’t exist — only for the CCRB to later discover it does.”

    2. So, your idea is that there is a correlation between CCRB Complaints and being a good police officer — the more the better, that CCRB complaints are only made by criminals, everyone a police officer comes in contact with is a criminal, that because being a police officer can be dangerous it justifies misconduct and that because CCRB is unable to substantiate a complaint it means the police officer was innocent?

      This sounds a lot like a conspiracy theory where there are no bad police officers and everyone who is not a police officer is a criminal.

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