Jerry J. Wolvers

Badge #508, White Male, 40
Detective Grade 3 at Detective Borough Bronx Operations since March 2017
Also served at Bronx Op Apprhension Team, 50th Precinct, Narcotics Borough Bronx
Service started January 2007, made $177,000 last year, Tax #943966

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
Abuse of Authority: Question
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Discourtesy: Word

Lawsuit settlements:
$40,000   Islam, Nazmul vs City of New York, et al., 2016 BCSC BCSC 303432/2016
$9,000   Johnson, Ronald vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV00226
$20,000   Liriano, Oscar vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV04296
$24,501   Gainey, Johnny vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV07102
$17,500   Montanez, Angel vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 305527/2013
$100,000   Serrano, Edwin vs City of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV05433
$9,000   Johnson v. The City Of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 15CV00226
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Complaints

8 Complaints
17 Allegations
4 Substantiated
2 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Complainant Unavailable
5 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Exonerated
4 Unsubstantiated
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202300372, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202006715, October 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 55-59
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202007337, September 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201902586, March 2019
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201809103, October 2018
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Female, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201602798, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201500725, September 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 58
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 58
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 58
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201102471, February 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #202300372, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202006715, October 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 55-59 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #202007337, September 2020
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
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Complaint #201902586, March 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201809103, October 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Female, 25 Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #201602798, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201500725, September 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Hispanic Male, 58 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 58 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 58 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201102471, February 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 45 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question Hispanic Male, 45 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 45 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: Instructions
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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.
'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 8 known lawsuits, $220,001 total settlements.

Islam, Nazmul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303432/2016, Supreme Court - Bronx, November 1, 2016, ended May 9, 2017
$40,000 Settlement

Johnson, Ronald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00226, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 13, 2015, ended July 1, 2015
$9,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 1, 2013, NYPD Detective Jose Vargas (in plainclothes) grabbed Plaintiff's arm as Plaintiff was about to get on a residential elevator, and NYPD Police Officer Jerry Wolvers (in plainclothes) began punching Plaintiff. Plaintiff attempted to run home, but NYPD Detective Joseph Scialabba pointed a firearm at Plaintiff and told Plaintiff he would shoot if Plaintiff moved. Plaintiff laid down and willingly submitted to rear-cuffing. Det. Scialabba applied the handcuffs tighter than necessary. Det. Vargas and P.O. Wolvers caught up and kicked Plaintiff in the back of the head, breaking one of Plaintiff's front teeth, and otherwise badly beat him. They then dragged Plaintiff across the pavement by the ha...

Liriano, Oscar vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04296, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 19, 2014, ended October 15, 2014
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 25, 2012, Plaintiff, a learning disabled teen, went to visit his cousin. While there, Defendant Officers entered the apartment and arrested all inside, ostensibly for selling marijuana. While cuffed on the ground, Plaintiff was kicked in the face by an officer. Plaintiff was searched and his phone taken (it was never returned). Plaintiff was held in a police van for about four hours while it collected other prisoners. He was taken to the 47th Precinct, where he was strip-searched. Defendant Officer Anthony Schaeffer swore false statements that Plaintiff possessed and distributed marijuana. Plaintiff had to return to court five times before charges were dismissed on April 29, 2013. On June 13, ...

Gainey, Johnny vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV07102, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 10, 2013, ended July 2, 2014
$24,501 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On April 26, 2013, Plaintiff was lawfully on the street. Several members of the NYPD, including Defendants Detective Joseph Scialabba, Sergeant Aaron Edwards, Detective Jerry Wolvers, and Detective William Miller, ran toward Plaintiff. They threw Plaintiff to the ground, slammed Plaintiff's face into the ground, pushed knees into Plaintiff's head and back, punched and kicked Plaintiff, handcuffed Plaintiff unreasonably tight, spit in Plaintiff's face, and illegally strip-searched Plaintiff on the street with his pants and underwear pulled down to his knees. Defendants did not find anything illegal on Plaintiff's person. Defendants arrested Plaintiff without probable cause and took Plaintiff to the 49th Precinct...

Montanez, Angel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 305527/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 25, 2013, ended June 24, 2014
$17,500 Settlement

Liriano, Oscar vs City of New York
Case # 304460/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx, September 18, 2013, ended May 14, 2014
Zero Disposition

Serrano, Edwin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV05433, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 8, 2013, ended February 10, 2014
$100,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On February 24, 2011, PO Wolvers and Moreno ordered Plaintiff to stop while he was visiting his mother at her apartment. Plaintiff complied but was then arrested by PO Wolvers without legal justification or probable cause. PO Wolvers then took out his metal asp and repeatedly struck Plaintiff about his back, legs, and arms. PO Moreno then sprayed mace in Plaintiffs face. Plaintiff was transported to the 50th Precinct for processing, where he required medical attention from an EMT. PO Moreno falsely stated that Plaintiff pushed her, and he was arraigned and charged with one count of resisting arrest and one count of disorderly conduct. After returning to criminal court approximately twenty times over a two-and-a...

Johnson v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV00226, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$9,000 Settlement
Complaint