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Staten Island, New York, a dumping ground for abusive cops

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It’s something that many people have suspected and now it has been proven by the New York Daily News. The NYPD has been using Staten Island as a dumping ground for bad cops. According to an article published by the newspaper, Staten Island has the highest number of most sued cops the city of New York.

The article goes on to state that “Seven of the city’s top 10 most-sued officers — and 14 of the city’s top 50 most-sued officers — are assigned to a Staten Island narcotics unit working in the territory of the 120th Precinct, a Daily News review has found. The unit has racked up a staggering amount of lawsuits despite being the smallest narcotics bureau in the city.”

The top seven officers sued are:

  • Det. Vincent Orsini, age 44-Sued 21 times since 2003. The city has paid out $1,087,502
  • Officer Michael Lopresti, age 39- Sued 17 times. The city has paid out $1,066,001
  • Officer Steven Sposito, age 36- Sued 17 times. The City has paid out $823,750
  • Sgt. Andrew Hillary, age 43-Sued 19 times. The city has paid out $704,001
  • Lt. David Courtien, age 49- Sued 17 times. The city has paid out $614,850
  • Det. Michael Rivera, age 39- Sued 17 times. The City has paid out $460,500
  • Det. Christopher Schilling, age 36- Sued 17 times. The city has paid out $292,500


According to the Daily News nearly all of the cases cite false arrest for charges that ended up getting dismissed or sealed. The 120th Precinct also has the highest crime rate in the borough, the most use of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactics in the borough, and is a leader in the number of substantiated police misconduct allegations to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

1 Comment

  1. sugarbutterbean on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    you couldnt give me a billion dollars to live there , so what do you think a black family feels when we read these reports , why is it that congress will not tackle these state laws leaving it up to a bunch of retired kkk members to handle . for years that police district has been mobb ran , and until they run the mobb and the kkk out of that area its gonna continue to have that reputatiion it has . new york period has been plagued with the reputation of the state with the most racist cops followed behind texas , missour, and california .. cops in la will pull over a black man for driving a pretty expensive car, and if were gonna steal a car it sure wouldnt be one that cost $200,00 and be cruising through the street of la in it dam THEY REALLY SEE US AS THE WORST OF THE RACES WHEN ALL THOSE DIRTY COPS PROVE WHAT RACE IS THE MOST EVIL .
    and trust me black cops are just as bias as whites are