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John Mastronardi biography: 13 things about New York police inspector

John A. Mastronardi (©New York Police Department)

John A. Mastronardi (©New York City Police Department)

John A. Mastronardi is a white man from New York City, New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. On July 7, 1999, he joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD). (a)
  2. In 2000, his annual wage as a police officer was $31,305, which increased to $34,980 in 2001, $38,541 in 2002, $44,038 in 2003, $47,526 in 2004 and $62,269 in 2005. (a)
  3. In 2006, he became an NYPD sergeant. His annual wage was $71,561 in 2006, $76,237 in 2007 and $80,794 in 2008. (a)
  4. In 2009, he became an NYPD lieutenant. His annual wage was $91,023 in 2009, $98,550 in 2010, $102,960 in 2011 and $112,574 in 2012. (a)
  5. In 2013, he became an NYPD captain. His annual wage was $114,978 in 2013, $117,202 in 2014, $124,676 in 2015 and $152,534 in 2016. (a)
  6. In his first official community council meeting as the new commanding officer of the 104th precinct of the NYPD in April 2017, he warned local residents of a scammer from a construction company who has been targeting the elderly in Middle Village, Queens, New York. (b)
  7. In July 2017, he met with Grace Meng to discuss his new position as the NYPD 104th precinct commanding officer. Meng who assumed office as U.S. House of Representatives member from New York’s sixth district on January 3, 2013. (c)
  8. His annual wage was $154,822 in 2017 and $158,693 in 2018. (a)
  9. On May 2, 2019, he put the pin on Captain Victoria Perry, who was the new NYPD 104th precinct commanding officer. On May 3, 2019, he was promoted as the new commanding officer the 75th precinct of the NYPD. (d) (e)
  10. On July 28, 2019, officers took Starlin Tineo, then 26, down with stun guns after the emotionally disturbed man walked into the 75th Precinct of the NYPD in in East New York, Brooklyn brandishing a long knife. As the then deputy inspector and the NYPD 75th precinct commanding officer, he said, “They are immediately required to isolate and contain the individual from either harming himself or other officers and then we are required to take a level of action where it is less lethal.” (f)
  11. He allegedly slammed the head of a detainee named Adegoke Atunbi into a sidewalk fight between officers from the 75th Precinct of the NYPD and civilians over mask rules on April 29, 2020 on Sutter Avenue in New York. He was caught on camera wearing a red hoodie and not wearing a mask during the encounter. Earlier that day, he was wearing a mask in a photo tweeted by NYPD. (g) (h)
  12. He was 44 years old when he became the subject of a petition asking for his removal as NYPD 75th police precinct inspector in February 2021. (i)
  13. On March 1, 2021, it was revealed that he would be moved to a less high-profile post within the Chief of Detectives’ office as a result of community activists’ campaigns against him because of his alleged divisiveness. (j)



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