Fernando P. Guimaraes

Inspector at Vice Enforcement
Service started June 1995, made $206,000 last year, active
Hispanic Male, 50

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched

Lawsuit settlements:
$149,000   James et al v. The City of New York et al, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01161
$43,000   Jones et al v. City of New York et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03818
$5,000   Johnson v. The City Of New York et al, 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV03295
$60,000   Nelson, Cory, et al. vs Detective Rahman, Waliur, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 15CV04988
$90,002   Dixon, John, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV06271
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Complaints

16 Allegations
1 Substantiated
11 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
7 Unsubstantiated

October 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

April 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

November 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 62
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Asian Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Asian Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Asian Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Asian Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Asian Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP

August 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

July 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: White Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

October 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

October 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
April 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Female, 37 Unsubstantiated
October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
November 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 62 Unsubstantiated
September 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Asian Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Asian Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Asian Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Asian Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 18 Unfounded
September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question Asian Male, 19 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
August 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 28 Exonerated
July 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) White Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
May 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 25 Exonerated
October 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated

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

Named in 8 known lawsuits, $347,002 total settlements.

James et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01161, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$149,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers entered Plaintiff' Carolyn's residence and used excessive force. Five plaintiffs were strip searched inside of the apartment and arrested for drug related charges.

Jones et al v. City of New York et al.
Case # 15CV03818, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$43,000 Settlement
Complaint, Fourth Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant NYPD officers broke open the front door of Plaintiffs residence, discharged flash grenades, entered with guns drawn, and sprayed a substance at plaintiffs. Officers took away one plaintiff's daughter, knocked her son down with a riot shield, sprayed a fire extinguisher in the home, and urinated in the home. Officers stole Plaintiff's personal items and arrested them. All Plaintiffs were charged with 220.03 and 220.50 and their cases were ACD'd.

Lopez v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06115, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers executed a search warrant at Plaintiff's apartment and although no contraband was found they arrested him, took him to the 90th pct., and charged him with 220.03, which was dismissed. Plaintiff prescription meds were destroyed.

Gelzer v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06118, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Original Complaint, Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers knocked down the front door to an apartment where friends were celebrating a birthday, took Plaintiff to a backroom and strip searched him. Plaintiff was taken to the 75th Precinct and charged with 220.03, 220.50(2), 220.50(3), 221.15, and 221.05, which were ACD'd

Johnson v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 16CV03295, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2016
$5,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers forcibly entered Plaintiff's home, searched her apartment, and arrested her. Plaintiff was driven around for hours, denied medical attention, and then brought to a local precinct where she was given a DAT for Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and Use of drug paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree. The DA Declined to prosecute the charges.

Nelson, Cory, et al. vs Detective Rahman, Waliur, et al.
Case # 15CV04988, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 6, 2016, ended November 16, 2016
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant officers, under the guise of a search warrant, falsely arrested 3 Plaintiffs, placed them in excessively tight handcuffs, and brutalized them. Plaintiffs were taken to the 77th precinct and charged with various crimes. The DA declined to prosecute 3 of the Plaintiffs. One Plaintiff's case was dismissed at arraignments, one was ACD'd at arraignments, and one Plaintiff was given a DAT which was eventually dismissed.

Dixon, John, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06271, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 23, 2016, ended January 10, 2018
$90,002 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiffs were asleep in their home when they woke to the defendant officers forcibly entering their home. The apartment was searched and the plaintiffs were handcuffed and taken to a nearby precinct. Nothing illegal was found in the apartment but the plaintiffs were still charged with possession of a controlled substance. The charges were later dismissed.

Sosa, Geurys, et al. vs John Doe, et al.
Case # 17CV00417, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 15, 2017, ended April 22, 2020
Zero Disposition