Dawn Ortiz

Badge #1459, Hispanic Female
Former Sergeant at Patrol Borough Staten Island
Also served at Police Service Area 1
Service started July 1999, ended March 2019, Tax #924278

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched


1 Complaint
2 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #200103087, April 2001
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 52
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

Complaint #200103087, April 2001
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Female, 52 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 52 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Rosa, Donna Marie Adm of The Estate of Garbellotto, Nicole Ann vs Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, et al.
Case # 18CV01384, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 9, 2018, ended August 6, 2019
Zero Disposition
Description: On December 7, 2016 around 5:30 PM, Plaintiff's daughter, Nicole Garbellotto, (to whom she is appointed administratix) was found unresponsive in a vehicle at the Verrazano Bridge toll plaza by Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police (TBTAP). TBTAP placed N. Garbellotto under arrest for DUI, and she was later revived by the fire department in an ambulance. She was taken to the hospital where a psychiatric emergency protocol was undertaken, placing her in Defendant officers' duty of care to protect her from self harm. N. Garbellotto's condition continued to deteriorate. Defendant medical staff and officers failed to ensure she did not take more narcotics and did not follow up with tests to check for the b...