Cecilia Marotta

Badge #1838, Hispanic Female
Sergeant at Chief of Special Operations since October 2023, active
Also served at 60th Precinct, 62nd Precinct
Service started July 2010, made $124,000 last year, Tax #949460

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2023-29361
Closed: 5/13/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$4,000   Whitaker, Mondaray vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01474
$25,000   Nisimov, Natik vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04237
$25,000   Ramirez, Dennis vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV04187
$52,500   Mcfadden, Daniel vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV00541
$10,000   Sosa, Angel vs City of New York, et al., 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV08206
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Complaints

5 Complaints
7 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Complaint Withdrawn
3 Unfounded
1 Unsubstantiated
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202304749, April 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Middle Eastern/North African Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202206660, October 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Asian Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
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Complaint #202205683, August 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #201410138, October 2014
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201407082, July 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 59
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 59
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202304749, April 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Middle Eastern/North African Female, 40-44 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Female, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202206660, October 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Asian Male, 40-44 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
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Complaint #202205683, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male, 21-24 Unfounded
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Complaint #201410138, October 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 35 Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #201407082, July 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 59 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 59 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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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.
'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.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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Discipline

Case: 2023-29361
Closed: 5/13/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully threatened to arrest an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: B - Command Discipline, training, vacation days (5 days)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B


Lawsuits

Named in 7 known lawsuits, $116,500 total settlements.

Whitaker, Mondaray vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV01474, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 27, 2015, ended November 19, 2015
$4,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On February 24, 2014, the plaintiff, Mondaray Whitaker, was walking back from a grocery store with his dog on a leash. As he approached his building complex, a car cut him off. Three police officers in plain clothes exited the car and surrounded Mr. Whitaker. They did not identify themselves as police officers. The officers asked Mr. Whitaker where he was coming from and if he was carrying any weapons. He told them where he was coming from and that he was not carrying weapons. One of the officers then took Mr. Whitaker's dog up this apartment. Mr. Whitaker asked the remaining two officers why he was being detained, but they did not answer him. The officers intrusively searched Mr. Whitaker on the public sidewal...

Johnson, Shamic vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00721, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 12, 2015, ended August 28, 2015
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On February 3, 2014, plaintiff lawfully entered a train station. Defendant officers approached the plaintiff, accusing him of entering through an exit gate. Officers handcuffed his arms tightly behind his back. Plaintiff was brought to a precinct where he was held for approximately 24 hours. A judicial officer ordered plaintiff released. Defendant officers filled out false/misleading reports and forwarded them to prosecutors at the DA's office. Plaintiff was charged, and after 4 court appearances, the proceedings were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

Nisimov, Natik vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04237, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 23, 2014, ended February 24, 2015
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: January 2, 2014, Plaintiff Natik Nisimov was unlawfully searched, and falsely arrested. When he arrived at the King's County 70th precinct, he was assaulted and battered with excessive force and then treated with deliberate indifference. False statements were given by Officer Cecilia Pena in an abuse of process leading to a malicious prosecution. Plaintiff further alleges a failure to intervene.

Ramirez, Dennis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04187, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 11, 2014, ended February 9, 2015
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On January 2, 2014, Plaintiff Dennis Ramirez was unlawfully searched by Detectives Oghenevighd Okrokoto, Denise Rinaldi, and Winston McDonald. Plaintiff was falsely arrested by Winston McDonald. His arrest was approved by SGT. Aiman Ahmed. Officer Cecilia Pena signed the criminal complaint falsely alleging that Plaintiff broke the law for possession of a controlled substance. This charge would later be dropped.

Mcfadden, Daniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV00541, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 3, 2014, ended May 22, 2014
$52,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On December 28, 2012, the Plaintiff was walking on the street and was stopped by the defendants. On suspicion of cocaine residue, the Plaintiff was wrongfully arrested. On January 16, 2013, 19 days later, the lab test reports turned out to be negative, and a day later, the plaintiff was released from custody with all charges dismissed.

Carrero, Phillip vs Pena, Cecilia, et al.
Case # 020377/2013, Supreme Court - Queens, November 15, 2013

Sosa, Angel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV08206, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 21, 2012, ended May 15, 2013
$10,000 Settlement

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaints #201202996, #201603928