Jose R. Tavares

Lieutenant at 71st Precinct since April 2024, active
Also served at Police Service Area 1
Service started January 2012, made $125,000 last year, Tax #951524
Hispanic Male

Complaints

1 Complaint
2 Allegations
0 Substantiated
2 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202305210, May 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Female, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Black Female, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202305210, May 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Female, 45-49 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Black Female, 45-49 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'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.


Lawsuits

Sherrard, Kalan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV09321, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 4, 2014, ended December 22, 2016
Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: On April 6, 2014, plaintiff, an artist, was giving a performance at the 42nd Street Subway Mezzanine under Times Square when he was approached by defendant Lu, who told plaintiff to cease his performance and to leave the area. Plaintiff responded by asking Lu why he was being told to leave, and cited MTA rules expressly allowing artistic performances on MTA property. After an exchange between the two lasting not more than 45 seconds, Lu informed plaintiff that he was being placed under arrest. Lu directed defendant Tavares, another officer on the scene, to arrest plaintiff in the middle of the Mezzanine platform, as dozens of onlookers and passersby watched. After plaintiff was placed in handcuffs, Tavares sear...