Fabio F. Nunez

Badge #872, Hispanic Male, 50
Former Detective Specialist at Fleet Services Division
Also served in: 34th Precinct
Service started March 2000, ended June 2021

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Chokehold (2)
Force: Nonlethal restraining device (14)
Force: Physical force
Force: Restricted Breathing (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2019-20099
Closed: 3/19/2019

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Lawsuit settlements:
$100,000   Cabreja v. City of New York et al, 2006 SDNY SDNY 06CV02229
$60,000   Antun v. The City of New York et al, 2010 SDNY SDNY 10CV07137
$20,000   Adames v. The City of New York et al, 2010 SDNY SDNY 10CV07966
$40,000   Martinez, Luis, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 300571/2013
$16,500   Rodriguez, Esmeralda vs City of New York, et al., 2020 SDNY SDNY 20CV04626
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Complaints

46 Allegations
20 Substantiated
16 Complaints
20 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
3 Complainant Uncooperative
6 Exonerated
5 Unfounded
9 Unsubstantiated

October 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Interference with recording
Complainant: White Female, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending

July 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending

October 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

December 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

September 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction

March 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

December 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Offensive Language: Sexual orientation
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

December 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

October 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Interference with recording White Female, 45 Complainant Uncooperative
September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Male Unsubstantiated
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Restricted Breathing Hispanic Male, 20 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
July 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Restricted Breathing Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
October 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 28 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
December 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 25 Complainant Uncooperative
May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 16 Complainant Uncooperative
September 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 30 Exonerated
Force: Radio as club Hispanic Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
May 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
April 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
May 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 26 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
March 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 28 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 28 Exonerated
December 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 26 Exonerated
March 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Hispanic Male, 20 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 20 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 20 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 23 Unfounded
Offensive Language: Sexual orientation Hispanic Male, 20 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 23 Unfounded
December 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 23 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
November 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Hispanic Male, 15 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Hispanic Male, 15 Unsubstantiated
August 2003 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 24 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.


Discipline

Case: 2019-20099
Closed: 3/19/2019
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Wrongfully used a chokehold.
  2. Guilty: Wrongfully restricted breathing.
  3. Guilty: Wrongfully used a chokehold.
Penalty: Dismissal probation (12 months), forfeiture of time/leave balances, service retirement


Lawsuits

Named in 7 known lawsuits, $236,500 total settlements.

Cabreja v. City of New York et al
Case # 06CV02229, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2006
$100,000 Settlement
Stipulation, Complaint
Description: Wilkins Cabreja and friends were on a street corner, when Officer Nunez and his sergeant, Sgt. Hernandez, both known to Cabreja and his friends as cops, approached. Mr. Cabreja used a derogatory term to describe the officers ("these c---suckers don't have anything better to do with their time."). The officers grabbed Mr. Cabreja and one of his friends, threatened to arrest them, and threatened to snap their arms. One of the officers pulled Mr. Cabreja's arm behind his back and fractured his humerus bone.

Soto v. The City of New York et al
Case # 08CV06624, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2008
Settled for undisclosed amount
Complaint, Order
Description: Steven Soto was assaulted and arrested by NYPD officers without cause on November 24, 2007 at approximately 1:52 am inside a McDonalds. Mr. Soto was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Officers claimed that Soto approached the officer in a fighting stance and lunged at him. The assault on Me. Soto caused injuries, including lacerations and bruises, to his face, head, jaw, neck, shoulders and chest. He was treated at the Harlem Hospital Center and Bronx-Lebanon hospital.

Antun v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV07137, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2010
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Wellington Antun was walking down the street when he was suddenly approached by several plain clothes officers. Mr. Antun did not know they were police and ran. When the police identified themselves, Mr. Antun stopped. The officers struck Mr. Antun in the head with the butt of a gun, knocked him to the ground, kicked him in the ribs, and punched him in the face. Antun suffered a concussion, head trauma, bruises, lacerations, and received three staples in his head as a result of the force used by officers. The officers charged him with drug possession, filled out false police reports, and gave false and misleading testimony regarding the circumstances of the arrest. The charges were dismissed after eight months.

Adames v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV07966, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2010
$20,000 Settlement
Stipulation

Martinez, Luis, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300571/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 5, 2013, ended July 15, 2013
$40,000 Settlement
Summons/Complaint
Description: On the morning of February 10, 2016, Luis Martinez was leaving his home at 407 West 205th Street. POs Nunez, Lichtbraun, South, and Judge stopped Mr. Martinez, assaulted him, and arrested him. The officers destroyed and damaged his furniture and stole money, three necklaces, a diamond bracelet, and six rings from from Prisca Martinez.

Medina, Tomas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV09412, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 1, 2019

Rodriguez, Esmeralda vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV04626, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 17, 2020, ended January 20, 2021
$16,500 Settlement