Serafin Resto

Badge #3625, Hispanic Male
Former Detective Grade 3 at Investigative Support Division
Service started January 2005, ended April 2015, Tax #937360


Lawsuit settlements:
$60,000   Moore, Jaiquan vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV03055
$21,000   Johnson, Ammaad vs Detective Resto, Sarafin, 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04673
$145,000   Adams, Leon K. vs City of New York, et Al.0, 2012 BCSC BCSC 300426/2012
$22,500   Charles v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 11CV03622
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Complaints

1 Complaint
2 Allegations
0 Substantiated
2 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201102514, February 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201102514, February 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 17 Unsubstantiated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'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: 2011-6277
Opened: 11/29/2011
Closed: 10/4/2013
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: White off duty, did wrongfully operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  2. Guilty: While off duty did wrongfully operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant
Penalty: Dismissal from the New York City Police Department; however, judgment is suspended and respondent will be placed on dismissal probation for a period of one (1) year. Forfeiture of thirty-one (31) pre-trial suspension days, four (4) vacation days.


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $248,500 total settlements.

Moore, Jaiquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03055, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 15, 2014, ended November 14, 2014
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On August 31, 2013, Plaintiff, an African-American male, was offered a ride by a Caucasian acquaintance, and accepted. Also present in the car was a second Caucasian man. The car was stopped by police officers. The three men were ordered out of the car at gunpoint. Plaintiff complied, and asked what was happening. Plaintiff was not engaged in any criminal conduct or in possession of any contraband. In response to Plaintiff’s question, one or more of the officers moved to strike Plaintiff and put him in handcuffs. During the incident, Plaintiff was also, inter alia, grabbed by, on information and belief, PO Serafin Resto, who proceeded to forcefully punch Plaintiff in the face so hard that the officer fractured ...

Johnson, Ammaad vs Detective Resto, Sarafin
Case # 12CV04673, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 4, 2012, ended March 11, 2013
$21,000 Settlement

Adams, Leon K. vs City of New York, et Al.0
Case # 300426/2012, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 13, 2012, ended August 24, 2016
$145,000 Settlement

Charles v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV03622, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$22,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On May 17, 2011 at 1233 Trouy Avenue in Brooklyn, Plaintiff was on his friends' porch when a police van arrived and Detective Resto and other officers exited the van. Resto pointed his gun at plaintiff, threatened to kill him and handcuffed him. After the false arrest, plaintiff was in van for several hours and wasn't allowed to use the restroom. After the illegal strip search, nothing was found on plaintiff. On June 12, 2011 at 6pm inside a subway station at 5th avenue and 44th street in Manhattan, Sgt Christopher Chan and two other officers arrested plaintiff without reason. Chan, pointed his gun at plaintiff and ordered plaintiff to get on the ground.

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