Rafael B. Pimentel

Rafael B. Pimentel

Rafael B. Pimentel
Badge #1369, Hispanic Male
Sergeant at Police Service Area 7 since July 2021, active
Also served at Narcotics Borough Bronx
Service started July 2011, made $185,000 last year, Tax #951060

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30313
Closed: 5/28/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$12,500   Rivera, Angel vs City of New York, et al., 2021 BCSC BCSC 803001/2021E
$20,000   Martinez, Anderson vs City of New York, et al., 2020 BCSC BCSC 031422/2020E
$20,000   Ortiz, Gary vs City of New York, 2020 BCSC BCSC 035339/2019E
$32,500   Wright, Melvin vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 307211/2013
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Complaints

1 Complaint
5 Allegations
4 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202208462, November 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Hispanic, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, with discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, with discipline, May 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
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Complaint #202208462, November 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic, 45-49 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Hispanic, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic, 45-49 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Retained, with discipline
APU Case Status: Closed: Retained, with discipline, May 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2024-30313
Closed: 5/28/2024
Case Details:
  1. Failed to timely make proper notifications.
  2. Violated patrol rules - failed to provide a business card
  3. Wrongfully searched a vehicle.
  4. Wrongfully searched an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (3 days)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $85,000 total settlements.

Rivera, Angel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 803001/2021E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 4, 2021, ended September 2, 2021
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On December 2, 2017 on a Bronx crossstreet at around 2:30 p.m. plaintiff was stopped by officers. Plaintiff was accosted, searched, and placed under arrest. Plaintiff was placed in a police vehicle and driven several blocks and then transfered into a different NYPD vehicle. Plaintiff was taken to a police precinct and charged for criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance even though no items were recovered during search. Plaintiff spent 2 days in custody and released following arraingment. After 2 years and 13 court appearances, charges were dropped.

Martinez, Anderson vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 031422/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 6, 2020, ended June 8, 2023
$20,000 Settlement

Ortiz, Gary vs City of New York
Case # 035339/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 8, 2020, ended May 11, 2023
$20,000 Settlement

Wright, Melvin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307211/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 13, 2013, ended May 22, 2015
$32,500 Settlement