Jonathan R. Taveras

Badge #5450, Hispanic Male, 30
Started July 2012, made $129,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Discourtesy: Word


Lawsuits:
  Guzman, Aaron vs City of New York, et al., 2014 KCSC KCSC 014673/2014
  Holley v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01202
  Moore, Douglas A. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 KCSC KCSC 001338/2015
$18,000   Richey, Xavier vs City of New York, et al., 2015 KCSC KCSC 007613/2015
$10,000   Holley, Tony, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV00383
$12,000   Yunus, Equan, Jr. vs Dawkins, Paul, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV04465
  Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 17CV05992
$10,000   John, Christopher vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV03240
  Community Pawn Holding Llc D/b/a, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2020 SDNY SDNY 19CV11870
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Complaints

32 Allegations
1 Substantiated
14 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
9 Complainant Uncooperative
5 Exonerated
4 Unfounded
11 Unsubstantiated
1 Victim Unidentified

July 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Gun fired
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation

February 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified

July 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

February 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

June 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

March 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

January 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

July 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun fired Black Male, 22 Closed - Pending Litigation
February 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Female, 33 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 33 Exonerated
September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
August 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Offensive Language: Race Male Victim Unidentified
July 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
February 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 51 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
September 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Complainant Uncooperative
June 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
March 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
January 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 42 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
September 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 31 Unfounded
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 31 Unfounded

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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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

Guzman, Aaron vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 014673/2014, Supreme Court - Kings
October 15, 2014

Holley v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01202, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
2015
Pending
Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: 1st Incident: Plaintiff stepped out of a deli and was accosted by Defendants officer Walsh who immediately arrested him, tightly handcuffed him, and forcefully searched him. Plaintiff was brought to the 75th Precinct, strip-searched, and then charged with PL 220.39 ëCriminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degreeí, which was later dismissed. 2nd Incident: Defendant officers arrived at a party and began to assault a female there. Plaintiff's brother started recording the incident and was then assaulted as well. When Plaintiff told them to stop he was also assaulted, arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, denied medical care, and charged with PL 120.05(3) ëAssault in the second degree, which was later dismissed.

Moore, Douglas A. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 001338/2015, Supreme Court - Kings
February 2, 2015

Richey, Xavier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 007613/2015, Supreme Court - Kings
June 22, 2015, ended July 31, 2015
$18,000 Settlement

Holley, Tony, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00383, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
February 3, 2016, ended February 8, 2017
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff 1 was in his parked car talking to a friend when defendant officers approached, forced him to exit the vehicle, and forcibly pushed him to the floor. Plaintiff 2 attempted to record the incident and was attacked by the officers. Plaintiffs were arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, and charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, and Dis Con. Charges were later dismissed against both Plaintiffs.

Yunus, Equan, Jr. vs Dawkins, Paul, et al.
Case # 16CV04465, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
October 19, 2016, ended April 13, 2018
$12,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff as he was leaving his friend's building, falsely accused him of gambling, arrested him, and took him into custody. Plaintiff was charged with possession of a gambling instrument, which was later dismissed.

Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 17CV05992, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
January 11, 2018, ended May 10, 2019
Zero Disposition

John, Christopher vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03240, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
June 5, 2018, ended January 21, 2020
$10,000 Settlement
Description: Plaintiff was in his car with all the windows down when he was pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle. Defendant Officers asked Plaintiff to roll up all windows and then declared that Plaintiff's vehicle had excessive window tinting. Defendant Officers asked for Plaintiff's license to which he complied and was then asked to get out of the vehicle. Plaintiff did not initially leave the vehicle and thus Defendant Officers pulled him out of the vehicle after claiming that Plaintiff had warrants. Defendant was arrested and taken to the 73rd Precinct. All charges against Plaintiff were eventually dismissed. The second incident occurred about two months later where Plaintiff was sitting in his parked car. Plaintiff drove off and was followed by an unmarked police car and was then told to pull over. Defendant Officers claimed that he had not used his turning signal and that is why they stopped him. Defendant Officers then asked Plaintiff to provide license and registration and step out of the vehicle to which Plaintiff complied. Plaintiff was then pushed against his car and patted down and was arrested and taken to the 73rd precinct. All charges against Plaintiff were dismissed. The third incident occurred when Plaintiff had stopped in front of his friend's house to drop her off. An unmarked police vehicle pulled up behind Plaintiff's car and then Defendant Officer forcefully grabbed Plaintiff out of the vehicle. Plaintiff's female friend was recording the incident with her phone when Defendant Officer told her she had to delete the video otherwise Plaintiff would be taken into custody. Plaintiff was handcuffed and arrested and one of the Defendant Officers kicked Plaintiff in the leg causing him to fall. Plaintiff was taken to the 73rd Precinct and later a hospital. Plaintiff was charged with marijuana possession, possession of a weapon, and a warrant charge. All charges were eventually dismissed.

Community Pawn Holding Llc D/b/a, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV11870, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
January 14, 2020