Erik Duran

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Service Record

New York City New York Police Department

Rank Sergeant
Badge Number 1423[1]
Dates of Service Hired in January 2010.[1]
Salary $168,000 (2022)[1]
Last Known Status Suspended[2]

Incident Reports

2022 Abuse of Authority

On January 25, 2022, Duran and other officers drove by a man who they claimed recognized them as officers and started walking faster, put his hands in his pockets, and looked at them repeatedly. The officers stopped the man, who they believed may have been armed. One officer frisked and searched the man, and all of the officers failed to identify themselves.[3]

The suspect was not arrested.[3]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[3]

Response Timeline

On January 25, 2022, a complaint was made to the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), accusing the officers of abuse of authority for stopping, frisking, and searching the suspect, and for refusal to provide their names and shield numbers.[4]

The CCRB substantiated the allegations of abuse of authority for initiating the stop and Duran received the less serious of two disciplines used in the department[4]

2022 Abuse of Authority

On May 4, 2022, Duran and other officers contacted a suspect.[5]

Response Timeline

On June 1, 2022, a complaint was made to the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), accusing the officers of abuse of authority for stopping, frisking, and searching the suspect.[5]

On October 4, 2022, the CCRB closed the report as the complainant was unavailable.[5]

2023 Death of Eric Duprey

News report with surveillance video

On August 23, 2023, Duprey sold drugs to an undercover officer. Duprey tried to flee from arrest on a scooter. Duran, who was nearby as part of the operation, threw a picnic cooler at Duprey as he passed. Duprey fell from the scooter and died from his injuries.[2][6]

The incident was captured on surveillance video.[2]

Response Timeline

On August 24, 2023, Duran was suspended without pay.[2]

The state's Attorney General's Office of Special Investigation will investigate, as required by state law for deaths involving police action or inaction.[6]

On January 23, 2024, Duran was charged with second-degree manslaughter, first- and second-degree assault, and criminally negligent homicide. Duran pleaded not guilty.[7]

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