Brandon A. Ravelo

Badge #4551, Hispanic Male
Detective Grade 3 at Gun Violence Suppression Division Zone 02 since October 2020
Also served in: Strategic Response Group, 47th Precinct, Patrol Borough Bronx, Patrol Borough Bronx Impact Response Team
Service started July 2009, made $136,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Discourtesy: Word
Offensive Language: Gender


Lawsuit settlements:
$220,000   Garcia, Darius vs City of New York, et al., 2019 BCSC BCSC 035230/2019E
$43,000   Santos, Melvin Antonio vs City of New York, et al., 2017 KCSC KCSC 524717/2017
$30,000   Johnson, Timothy vs City of New York, et al., 2015 BCSC BCSC 303689/2015
$25,000   Campbell, Radane vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 307330/2013
$60,000   Walker, Patrick vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 301143/2013
$35,000   McKenzie v. The City of New York et al, 2012 SDNY SDNY 12CV08711
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Complaints

61 Allegations
3 Substantiated
18 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
12 Complainant Uncooperative
18 Exonerated
10 Unfounded
18 Unsubstantiated

September 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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December 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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June 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

April 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Offensive Language: Other
Complainant: Black Female, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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May 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

February 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

September 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: American Indian Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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June 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

August 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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March 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 67
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 67
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

March 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

September 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Unsubstantiated
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December 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Stop Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Exonerated
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
Offensive Language: Gender Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
June 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 24 Exonerated
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April 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 21 Exonerated
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May 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 25 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 25 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
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May 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 22 Complainant Uncooperative
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
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September 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 48 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 48 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 48 Exonerated
additional details
September 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 15 Complainant Uncooperative
Offensive Language: Other Black Female, 32 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
May 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
February 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 21 Unfounded
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September 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop American Indian Male, 45 Exonerated
Force: Physical force American Indian Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged American Indian Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) American Indian Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word American Indian Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action American Indian Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
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June 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Male, 43 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Exonerated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 50 Unsubstantiated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 23 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 23 Unfounded
additional details
August 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Gender Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
additional details
March 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 67 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 67 Unsubstantiated
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March 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as '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': 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 10 known lawsuits, $413,000 total settlements.

Benson, Laquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506147/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, March 17, 2020

Garcia, Darius vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 035230/2019E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 27, 2019, ended October 26, 2020
$220,000 Settlement

Santos, Melvin Antonio vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 524717/2017, Supreme Court - Kings, December 27, 2017, ended August 20, 2019
$43,000 Settlement

Allen, Carleto Dwayne Wayne vs Williams, Jeremiah S., et al.
Case # 16CV03403, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 15, 2017, ended April 10, 2019
Order/Judgment (Verdict)
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was sitting in a parked car in front of his home when Defendant Officers pulled up in an unmarked car, approached with guns drawn, and pulled Plaintiff out of the car. Officers searched, assaulted, and arrested him and brought him tot the 47th Precinct.

Brown, Donovan vs Nypd Officers Pulgarin, Joe et al.
Case # 17CV01677, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 30, 2017, ended November 1, 2018
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was stopped without cause by the defendant officers and assaulted. The plaintiff had to be taken to the hospital and was released the next morning.

Perrin, Justin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 302748/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 9, 2016

Johnson, Timothy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303689/2015, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 18, 2015, ended August 9, 2016
$30,000 Settlement

Campbell, Radane vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307330/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 19, 2013, ended April 1, 2015
$25,000 Settlement

Walker, Patrick vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 301143/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, February 22, 2013, ended June 23, 2015
$60,000 Settlement

McKenzie v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV08711, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2012
$35,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint