Leonardo Viera

Badge #26433, Hispanic Male, 42
Police Officer at Equipment Section since July 2021
Also served in: 67th Precinct, 63rd Precinct
Service started January 2008, made $109,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Discourtesy: Word (2)
Offensive Language: Physical disability

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-23186
Closed: 3/23/2021

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Lawsuit settlements:
$25,002   Russo, Debra & Sottile, Sonni vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06958
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Complaints

25 Allegations
5 Substantiated
9 Complaints
3 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Complaint Withdrawn
5 Exonerated
2 Unfounded
8 Unsubstantiated

September 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: White Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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November 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Penalty: Formalized Training
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October 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Offensive Language: Physical disability
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, with discipline
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, with discipline
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
Complaint Closing Report
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March 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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February 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: White Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: White Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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April 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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March 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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September 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name White Male, 38 Complaint Withdrawn
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November 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Age 21 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 18 Exonerated
Penalty: Formalized Training
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October 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
Offensive Language: Physical disability Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, with discipline
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, with discipline
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
Complaint Closing Report
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March 2017 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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February 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
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February 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed White Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk White Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
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April 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object White Male, 23 Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 23 Complaint Withdrawn
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 57 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Action Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 19 Unfounded
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March 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

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Discipline

Case: 2021-23186
Closed: 3/23/2021
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Made computer queries unrelated to official Department business.
Penalty: Vacation days (20 days)


Lawsuits

Russo, Debra & Sottile, Sonni vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV06958, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 4, 2014, ended October 20, 2015
$25,002 Settlement

District Attorney Disclosure Letter

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter