Norman A. Ortega

Norman A. Ortega

Norman A. Ortega
Badge #590, Hispanic Male
Sergeant at Internal Affairs Bureau since May 2024, active
Service started July 2008, made $186,000 last year, Tax #947823

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search (2)
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30460
Closed: 5/3/2024
Case: 2024-29768
Closed: 5/1/2024
Case: 2024-30340
Closed: 4/22/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$45,000   Garnett, Najee vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV02930
$12,500   Lopez, Edgardo vs City of New York, et al., 2014 NYCSC NYCSC 156518/2014
$55,000   Safford, David vs City of New York, et al., 2014 NYCSC NYCSC 151929/2014
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Complaints

14 Complaints
27 Allegations
5 Substantiated
5 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
5 Closed - Pending Litigation
3 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
4 Unsubstantiated
4 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202400772, January 2024
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Black Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202305667, December 2022
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202208358, November 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202207649, October 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #202204969, July 2022
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: White Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: White Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: White Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202203927, June 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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Complaint #202202753, May 2022
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202107102, November 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Age 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105673, September 2021
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202105282, September 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201408586, August 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: American Indian Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201409715, November 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201211743, September 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #200905934, April 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202400772, January 2024
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Black Male, 45-49 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202305667, December 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202208358, November 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Black Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202207649, October 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #202204969, July 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold White Female, 30-34 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Restricted Breathing White Female, 30-34 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Physical force White Female, 30-34 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202203927, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 18-20 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 18-20 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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Complaint #202202753, May 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Female, 18-20 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202107102, November 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Age 45-49 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105673, September 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 45-49 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Physical force Black Male, 45-49 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202105282, September 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35-39 Exonerated
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Complaint #201408586, August 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search American Indian Male, 53 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201409715, November 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201211743, September 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 18 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #200905934, April 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Male Exonerated
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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.
'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.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2024-30460
Closed: 5/3/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B

Case: 2024-29768
Closed: 5/1/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully searched a vehicle.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2024-30340
Closed: 4/22/2024
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules.
  2. Wrongfully searched a vehicle.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - B


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $112,500 total settlements.

Garnett, Najee vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV02930, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 21, 2015, ended May 24, 2016
$45,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff in a public housing lobby, falsely arrested him and assaulted him, causing him to suffer a seizure on his was to the 25th precinct. He went into a coma at the hospital for 5 days. Charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Dismissed for failure to prosecute. An a second occasion, Plaintiff was again stopped by officers in the public housing lobby, strip searched at the 23rd precinct, and charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, later dismissed.

Velez, Benjamin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159205/2014, Supreme Court - New York, September 25, 2014

Lopez, Edgardo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 156518/2014, Supreme Court - New York, July 25, 2014, ended July 15, 2016
$12,500 Settlement

Safford, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 151929/2014, Supreme Court - New York, March 5, 2014, ended September 22, 2016
$55,000 Settlement

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaint #200904271