Brandon P. Velez

Badge #2633, Hispanic Male
Sergeant at Transit Bureau District 11 since October 2021
Service started July 2012, made $142,000 last year, active

Lawsuit settlements:
$5,000   Scotland, Paul vs City of New York, et al., 2018 SDNY SDNY 18CV06134
$30,000   Vargas, Robert vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV03658
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Complaints

5 Allegations
0 Substantiated
4 Complaints
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complainant Unavailable
3 Unsubstantiated

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Black Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

April 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 50 Unsubstantiated
Force: Handcuffs too tight Black Female, 50 Unsubstantiated
June 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 55 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
April 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 50 Complainant Unavailable

Conclusion Meanings:

'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 2 known lawsuits, $35,000 total settlements.

Scotland, Paul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV06134, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 10, 2018, ended January 17, 2019
$5,000 Settlement
Description: As the Plaintiff was socializing on a street corner, the Defendant Officers of whose identity was unknown at the time, approached the Plaintiff and began chasing him. The Defendant Officers ñ including defendants Hairston and Velez, chased the Plaintiff to his apartment building and arrested him handcuffing him behind his back. The Defendant Officers Hairston and Velez then patted down and searched the Plaintiff and found marijuana inside his shirt pocket. The Plaintiff was transported to the 24th precinct. At the precinct, Defendants Doe 1-3 conducted a visual body cavity search of Plaintiff. Defendants Det. Hairston and PO Velez collectively fabricated false story. The Plaintiff was charged with Resisting Arr...

Vargas, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03658, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 27, 2018, ended October 21, 2019
$30,000 Settlement
Description: As Plaintiff was leaving his apartment building, Defendant officer in plainclothes approached him, assaulted him with fists and a police radio, and arrested Plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken to a precinct and denied medical attention for an unreasonable amount of time.