Robert M. Rivera

Badge #6317, Hispanic Male
Detective Grade 3 at Midtown South Detective Squad since June 2020, active
Service started July 2011, made $176,000 last year, Tax #951152

Lawsuit settlements:
$150,000   Basher, Devon vs City of New York, et al., 2014 NYCSC NYCSC 161217/2014
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Complaints

4 Complaints
11 Allegations
0 Substantiated
1 Complaint Withdrawn
1 Exonerated
4 Unable to Determine
1 Unfounded
4 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202301523, February 2023
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Offensive Language: Sexual orientation
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201803197, April 2018
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201802943, December 2017
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201213160, October 2012
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202301523, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Offensive Language: Sexual orientation Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Offensive Language: Gender Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 35-39 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201803197, April 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force White Male, 23 Exonerated
Force: Physical force White Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force White Male, 23 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201802943, December 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 55 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 55 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 55 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201213160, October 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Male Complaint Withdrawn
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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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $150,000 total settlements.

Sherrill, Chancy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08660, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 1, 2018, ended January 17, 2019
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On December 24, 2017, Officer Robert Rivera, Shield #1434 with the Midtown South Precinct (who did not identify himself to plaintiff at the time) jumped on the plaintiff and started beating her after she was grabbed and tripped by another woman. The other woman said "Stop hitting him, you're going to kill him," and then pulled out a badge and identified herself as police. While getting beaten by the officer, plaintiff told him that she had "three open heart operations" and the male officer responded "Die then." Plaintiff then ended up in the hospital and could not be released for 48 hours because of the injuries from the beating.

Basher, Devon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 161217/2014, Supreme Court - New York, November 17, 2014, ended March 23, 2017
$150,000 Settlement

Sherrill v. People of the State of New York City et al
Case # 18CV02301, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Description: Plaintiff was standing on the street when a woman grabbed and tired to trip the Plaintiff causing them to both fall to the ground. Defendant Officer then jumped on top of the Plaintiff and started hitting the Plaintiff. Plaintiff later went to the hospital due to injuries sustained from Defendant Officer.