Eric E. Ortega

Badge #6215, White Male, 37
Detective Grade 3 at DA Queens since May 2020
Also served in: 103rd Precinct
Service started July 2005, made $140,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory summons

Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Burton, Desean vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV05595
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Complaints

6 Allegations
1 Substantiated
3 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Exonerated
4 Unsubstantiated

March 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B

March 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
May 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30 Exonerated
March 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory summons Black Male, 39 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': 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.
'Unsubstantiated': The CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Burton, Desean vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV05595, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 27, 2017, ended July 22, 2018
$15,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was approached by the Defendant officers and the three Defendants proceeded to conduct an illegal search of Plaintiff's personal contents within the trunk of his car. Defendants then unlawfully arrested Plaintiff as a direct result of the illegal search. During the Plaintiff's hearing the criminal charges against the Plaintiff were dismissed in their entirety.