John A. Zorrilla

John A. Zorrilla

John A. Zorrilla
Badge #3069, Hispanic Male
Former Sergeant at Transit Bureau District 4
Also served at Police Service Area 7
Service started July 2003, ended November 2023, Tax #933511

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Force: Pepper spray (2)
Force: Physical force (4)
Abuse of Authority: Other (3)
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (2)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Abuse of Authority: Threat re: removal to hospital
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-27648
Closed: 10/18/2023
Case: 2022-27649
Closed: 2/21/2023
Case: 2022-26181
Closed: 7/22/2022
Case: 2022-24930
Closed: 3/16/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$75,000   Ali, Dariel Vs. City of New York, et al., 2022 NYCSC NYCSC 152299/2022
$75,000   Chapman, Mark vs City of New York, et al., 2022 NYCSC NYCSC 152241/2022
$10,000   Blount, Mack vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 022264/2018E
$60,000   Nkansah, Antwi vs Police Department, Nyc, 2017 BCSC BCSC 021342/2017
$142,750   Joshua, Deborah, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 301998/2016
$10,000   Aviles, Jose vs City of New York, et al., 2016 NYCSC NYCSC 154257/2016
$30,000   Mendez, Gumercinda vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 020253/2016E
$10,000   Moss, Keosha vs City of New York, et al., 2015 BCSC BCSC 020089/2015E
$30,000   Griffin v. New York City et al, SDNY SDNY 11CV02111
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Complaints

16 Complaints
66 Allegations
19 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
11 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
2 Alleged Victim Unavailable
5 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Closed - Pending Litigation
6 Complainant Unavailable
2 Complainant Uncooperative
14 Exonerated
7 Unfounded
9 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202206273, September 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #202204460, June 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #202104505, July 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Asian Female, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Asian Female, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Asian Female, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, October 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details

Complaint #202104887, July 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 9 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, October 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 9 days
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details

Complaint #202104027, June 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #202203727, June 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Female, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Female, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, June 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

Complaint #202003090, April 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat re: removal to hospital
Complainant: Black Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202002734, April 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202002014, March 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #202001757, February 2020
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

Complaint #201509988, November 2015
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #201507072, August 2015
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #201412522, December 2014
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #201402854, March 2014
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #201306582, July 2013
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #200806786, May 2008
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Complaint #202206273, September 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Female, 21-24 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #202204460, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #202104505, July 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Asian Female, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Asian Female, 25-29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Asian Female, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, October 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 8 days
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details
Complaint #202104887, July 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 40-44 Exonerated
Force: Pepper spray Hispanic Male, 30-34 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Hispanic Male, 30-34 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40-44 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Unfounded
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 40-44 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40-44 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 40-44 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Offensive Language: Gender Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Offensive Language: Gender Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Black Male, 40-44 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 9 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, October 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 9 days
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details
Complaint #202104027, June 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 35-39 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male, 35-39 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 35-39 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Male Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Male Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #202203727, June 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Female, 21-24 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Interference with recording Female, 21-24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Other Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Other Female, 15-17 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 15-17 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory summons Female, 15-17 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, June 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details
Complaint #202003090, April 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 40-44 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 40-44 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Female, 40-44 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat re: removal to hospital Black Female, 40-44 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #202002734, April 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 20 Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #202002014, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 17 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Physical force Black Female, 17 Closed - Pending Litigation
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #202001757, February 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #201509988, November 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Black Male, 36 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 36 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 34 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to process civilian complaint Black Male, 34 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 34 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Penalty: Command Discipline - B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #201507072, August 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 26 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #201412522, December 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 28 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #201402854, March 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Gender Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 24 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #201306582, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Male, 33 Complainant Unavailable
Force: Physical force Male, 33 Complainant Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details
Complaint #200806786, May 2008
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Radio as club Male, 16 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Report
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - 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': or 'Unable to Determine' - 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.


Discipline

Case: 2022-27648
Closed: 10/18/2023
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongfully used physical force.
  2. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongful search of a person's property.
  3. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongfully discourteous.
Penalty: Vacation days (17 days)

Case: 2022-27649
Closed: 2/21/2023
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongfully used physical force.
  2. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongful search of a person's property.
Penalty: Vacation days (17 days)

Case: 2022-26181
Closed: 7/22/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully threatened to remove an individual to the hospital.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2022-24930
Closed: 3/16/2022
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Wrongfully used physical force.
Penalty: Suspended w/o pay (15 days), vacation days (15 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 9 known lawsuits, $442,750 total settlements.

Ali, Dariel Vs. City of New York, et al.
Case # 152299/2022, Supreme Court - New York, March 29, 2022, ended August 26, 2022
$75,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 31, 2021, defendant POs were involved with an emotionally disturbed individual and defendant PO Zorrilla came through the turnstile and grabbed, pushed and removed disturbed plaintiff from inside the subway area when plaintiff was inside the subway station at Essex and Delancy Streets. Defendant Zorrilla ordered the plaintiff to vacate the station. Plaintiff complied. Once outside the station, the EMS Worker put the emotionally disturbed person in the vehicle. At that point, defendant Zorrilla rushed at plaintiff, grabbed him and violently threw him to the ground. Defendants Rivera and Nunez were present and failed to intercede or stop, and instead assisted defendant Zorrilla. The defendant POs used phy...

Chapman, Mark vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152241/2022, Supreme Court - New York, March 28, 2022, ended January 10, 2024
$75,000 Settlement

Blount, Mack vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 022264/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, April 23, 2018, ended August 7, 2018
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On 03/4/2015, plaintiff Marvin David was frisked while in his friend's apartment building by multiple police officers who searched him without probable cause. No drugs or money were recovered from plaintiff. Officers asked for plaintiff's identification. Plaintiff complied. He was then arrested for unlawfully entering the building despite the fact that he was there to meet his friend. He was arrested, and had to appear in court on three occasions before the charges were dismissed.

Nkansah, Antwi vs Police Department, Nyc
Case # 021342/2017, Supreme Court - Bronx, April 11, 2017, ended November 16, 2017
$60,000 Settlement

Joshua, Deborah, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 301998/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 9, 2016, ended March 31, 2020
$142,750 Settlement

Aviles, Jose vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 154257/2016, Supreme Court - New York, May 20, 2016, ended November 29, 2017
$10,000 Settlement

Mendez, Gumercinda vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020253/2016E, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 14, 2016, ended April 2, 2018
$30,000 Settlement

Moss, Keosha vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020089/2015E, Supreme Court - Bronx, January 14, 2015, ended June 7, 2017
$10,000 Settlement

Griffin v. New York City et al
Case # 11CV02111, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
$30,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

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