Richard E. Cleri

Badge #440, White Male
Detective Grade 3 at Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 02 since October 2020
Also served in: 73rd Precinct, 46th Precinct
Service started January 2007, made $145,000 last year, active


Lawsuit settlements:
$15,000   Jones v. City of New York, 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV00573
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Complaints

8 Allegations
0 Substantiated
3 Complaints
3 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated
4 Unsubstantiated

May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

March 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

December 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

May 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 20 Unsubstantiated
March 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 38 Exonerated
December 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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, $15,000 total settlements.

Jones v. City of New York
Case # 15CV00573, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
$15,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was sitting on his stoop eating when Defendant undercover officers approached him, asked him what he was doing, and when he replied "minding my own business" they then grabbed him, threw him to the ground, and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was brought to the 73rd Precinct and charged with Assaulting an Officer, which was eventually dismissed.

Pagan, Anais vs City of New York
Case # 025402/2020E, Supreme Court - Bronx, June 8, 2020

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