Santo Villar

Santo Villar

Santo Villar
Badge #1240, Hispanic Male
Police Officer at 43rd Precinct since January 2021, active
Service started July 2006, made $128,000 last year, Tax #942673

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Pepper spray (2)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse of Authority: Other (2)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (3)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2023-29178
Closed: 5/3/2024
Case: 2016-15045
Closed: 3/11/2016

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Complaints

13 Complaints
33 Allegations
12 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
5 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Complainant Uncooperative
4 OMB PEG Directive Closure
4 Unable to Determine
5 Unfounded
7 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202400593, January 2024
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
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Complaint #202304983, June 2023
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: White Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: White Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202403035, April 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Puerto Rican Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Puerto Rican Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #202207905, October 2022
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #202206553, September 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202205947, September 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202205691, August 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202205614, August 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202205498, August 2022
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #202201706, March 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202107084, November 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105719, September 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202103993, July 2021
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

Complaint #202400593, January 2024
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Male, 25-29 OMB PEG Directive Closure
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Male, 25-29 OMB PEG Directive Closure
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male, 25-29 OMB PEG Directive Closure
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Male, 25-29 OMB PEG Directive Closure
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Complaint #202304983, June 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 50-54 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) White Male, 50-54 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property White Male, 50-54 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202403035, April 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Puerto Rican Female, 50-54 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Physical force Puerto Rican Female, 50-54 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #202207905, October 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 50-54 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #202206553, September 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202205947, September 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Hispanic Female, 35-39 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Hispanic Female, 35-39 Unable to Determine
additional details
Complaint #202205691, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 40-44 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #202205614, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202205498, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Hispanic Female, 40-44 Unable to Determine
additional details
Complaint #202201706, March 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 21-24 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Other Hispanic Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 21-24 Within NYPD Guidelines
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #202107084, November 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202105719, September 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Other Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
Complaint #202103993, July 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Pepper spray Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Pepper spray Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Conclusion Meanings:

'OMB PEG Directive Closure': Due to citywide budget cuts, CCRB is no longer able to fully investigate certain cases within its jurisdiction and suspended investigating some types of complaints.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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.
'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: 2023-29178
Closed: 5/3/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully searched a vehicle.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2016-15045
Closed: 3/11/2016
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: While off-duty, failed and neglected to properly safeguard his off-duty firearm.
Penalty: Vacation days (15 days)