Jose G. Lizardo

Badge #2113, Hispanic Male, 35
Detective Grade 3 at Narcotics Borough Bronx
Started July 2007, made $143,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Other


Lawsuits:
$30,000   Vargas, Roberto vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV07410
$20,000   London v. Simpson et al, 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV09413
  Beckford, Clemente, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 SDNY SDNY 16CV02261
$35,000   Bruno, Bernard vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 024999/2016E
$40,000   Chaparro, Viviana vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 303203/2016
$9,500   Cruz, James vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV00640
$20,000   Matos, Clemente vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 024464/2018E
  Clarke, Troy vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 031997/2018E
  Gadsden, Sean vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 034166/2018E
  Breedlove, Salim vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 026804/2019E
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Complaints

1 Allegation
1 Substantiated
1 Complaint
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)

August 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: No penalty

August 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Other Black Male Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP, penalty: No penalty

Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Vargas, Roberto vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al.
Case # 14CV07410, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
September 15, 2014, ended February 4, 2015
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Plaintiff was arrested twice. The first time plaintiff was walking towards his motorcycle when defendant officers approached him and demanded a driver's license. Because he was not driving his motorcycle, he did not have one and he was brought to the 32nd precinct and charged for driving without a license. The second time plaintiff was driving a vehicle on the street when defendant officers pulled him over. They unlawfully searched plaintiff and found candy. Plaintiff was then charged with possession cracked cocaine. Defendant officers also refused to give plaintiff medical treatment for his asthma attacks. All charges were dismissed.

London v. Simpson et al
Case # 15CV09413, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
2015
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: While Plaintiff was walking in his apartment building, Defendant Officers stopped him, threw him against a gate, handcuffed him, and searched him. Plaintiff was taken to the 52nd Precinct, denied medical attention, and charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana, which was dismissed.

Beckford, Clemente, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02261, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
April 12, 2016, ended May 1, 2017
Order/Judgment (Verdict)
Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs were present in front of their home when defendant officers approached, handcuffed, and searched one of the Plaintiff 1. Plaintiffs 2 and 3 asked why he was being arrested and started recording the incident so defendant officers arrested them as well. Plaintiff 3 was released without charges, Plaintiff 2 was charged with OGA, and Plaintiff 1 was charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. All charges were dismissed.

Bruno, Bernard vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024999/2016E, Supreme Court - Bronx
July 26, 2016, ended February 2, 2017
$35,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint

Chaparro, Viviana vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303203/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx
October 6, 2016, ended January 29, 2020
$40,000 Settlement

Cruz, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00640, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
February 17, 2017, ended August 16, 2017
$9,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was getting soda at a local deli when defendants burst into the deli. Allegedly, defendant Hernandez saw the plaintiff holding a Pringles can that had several bags of marijuana removed from it. Plaintiff and a deli employee swear that the plaintiff was nowhere near a Pringles can. Plaintiff was taken to the 32rd precinct where he was strip searched and held for three days before being ROR. The case was dismissed a year later.

Matos, Clemente vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024464/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx
April 18, 2018, ended September 18, 2018
$20,000 Settlement

Clarke, Troy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 031997/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx
December 31, 2018

Gadsden, Sean vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al.
Case # 034166/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx
March 4, 2019

Breedlove, Salim vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026804/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx
June 17, 2019