Ruben Alvarez

Ruben Alvarez

Ruben Alvarez
Badge #2506, Hispanic Male
Former Detective Grade 3 at Narcotics Borough Bronx
Also served at 42nd Precinct, Gang Squad Bronx
Service started July 2002, ended March 2023, Tax #929624

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched

Lawsuit settlements:
$625,000   Vera, Alester vs City of New York, et al., 2018 BCSC BCSC 025941/2018E
$50,000   Mendoza, Leonardo vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 025935/2016E
$5,000   Sawyer, Anashea vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 303543/2013
$50,000   Jefferson et al v. City of New York et al, SDNY SDNY 09CV01249
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Complaints

11 Complaints
29 Allegations
3 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Complainant Uncooperative
6 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
10 Unsubstantiated
5 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202203884, June 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #202201709, December 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #202100507, January 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline B
APU Plea Penalty: Command Discipline B 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days / Command Discipline B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details

Complaint #201603275, June 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Interview Details
additional details

Complaint #201302930, March 2013
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201000985, January 2010
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200915628, October 2009
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200901937, February 2009
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200800028, December 2007
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Gender
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200707514, May 2007
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 60
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 60
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200404652, May 2004
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #202203884, June 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Hispanic Female, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Hispanic Female, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202201709, December 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202100507, January 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40-44 Exonerated
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 40-44 Unfounded
Force: Restricted Breathing Black Male, 40-44 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 40-44 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline B
APU Plea Penalty: Command Discipline B 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days / Command Discipline B
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details
Complaint #201603275, June 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 32 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 32 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 32 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Hispanic Male, 32 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
Complaint Interview Details
additional details
Complaint #201302930, March 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Hispanic Female, 30 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201000985, January 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200915628, October 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 20 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200901937, February 2009
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 42 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200800028, December 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Female, 28 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 28 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Gender Black Female, 28 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200707514, May 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 60 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 60 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200404652, May 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

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.


Lawsuits

Named in 7 known lawsuits, $730,000 total settlements.

Cooper, Tyrone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 814577/2022, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 3, 2022

Vera, Alester vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025941/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx, May 24, 2018, ended November 14, 2022
$625,000 Settlement

Vera, Alester vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 028908/2017E, Supreme Court - Bronx, October 17, 2017

Mendoza, Leonardo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025935/2016E, Supreme Court - Bronx, December 20, 2016, ended June 15, 2018
$50,000 Settlement

Thompson, Christopher vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV08798, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 17, 2013, ended October 9, 2014
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On September 21, 2012, the plaintiff was in inside a apartment. Police officers, including officer Ruben Alvarez, kicked in or otherwise forcibly entered through the front door of the apartment. When the plaintiff asked the officers to show search warrant, a officer replied no, not clear if that statement is an rejection to the plaintiff’s request or an acknowledgement of warrantless search .During the search,the officers destroyed Plaintiff’s property, including mailbox, dresser, and doorframe. Even though no evidence of wrongdoing was found, the officers arrested the plaintiff.

Sawyer, Anashea vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303543/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 30, 2013, ended July 15, 2015
$5,000 Settlement

Jefferson et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 09CV01249, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
$50,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Defendant Officers stopped, detained, and arrested Plaintiffs. All charges alleged were dismissed except for charges of OGA and Dis Con against Plaintiff 1.