Jonathan R. Taveras

Jonathan R. Taveras

Jonathan R. Taveras
Badge #5450, Hispanic Male, 33
Sergeant at Criminal Intelligence Section since April 2024, active
Service started July 2012, made $181,000 last year, Tax #953469

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Discourtesy: Word


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2023-29012
Closed: 2/5/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$10,000   John, Christopher vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV03240
$12,000   Yunus, Equan, Jr. vs Dawkins, Paul, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV04465
$10,000   Holley, Tony, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV00383
$18,000   Richey, Xavier vs City of New York, et al., 2015 KCSC KCSC 007613/2015
$7,500   Holley, Jeffy vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV01202
$250,000   Guzman, Aaron vs City of New York, et al., 2014 KCSC KCSC 014673/2014
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Complaints

20 Complaints
48 Allegations
6 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
9 Complainant Uncooperative
5 Complaint Withdrawn
5 Exonerated
1 OMB PEG Directive Closure
1 Unable to Determine
4 Unfounded
11 Unsubstantiated
1 Victim Unidentified
4 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202307831, July 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: OMB PEG Directive Closure
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Complaint #202208369, December 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
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Complaint #202204759, July 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Penalty: Command Discipline - A (Vacation: 3 days)
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Complaint #202202326, April 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105962, September 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Black Female, 10-14
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Black Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Black Female, 60-64
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Black Female, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202105402, August 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
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Complaint #201906266, July 2019
Allegation: Force: Gun fired
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201902197, February 2019
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 #201809926, November 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201809769, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201807315, August 2018
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201705732, July 2017
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201603737, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201603531, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201601167, February 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201508316, September 2015
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201406792, June 2014
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201402478, March 2014
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201401080, January 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201308815, September 2013
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202307831, July 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Male, 35-39 OMB PEG Directive Closure
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Complaint #202208369, December 2022
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
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Complaint #202204759, July 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 18-20 Within NYPD Guidelines
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Penalty: Command Discipline - A (Vacation: 3 days)
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Complaint #202202326, April 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 40-44 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105962, September 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Black Female, 10-14 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Black Female, 30-34 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Black Female, 60-64 Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Black Female, 25-29 Complaint Withdrawn
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Complaint #202105402, August 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, March 2024
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 3 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Plea Agreement
additional details
Complaint #201906266, July 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun fired Black Male, 22 Closed - Pending Litigation
additional details
Complaint #201902197, February 2019
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201809926, November 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201809769, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Black Female, 33 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Threat to notify ACS Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 33 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201807315, August 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Offensive Language: Race Male Victim Unidentified
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201705732, July 2017
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male, 27 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201603737, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201603531, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 35 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #201601167, February 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 51 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201508316, September 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 17 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201406792, June 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201402478, March 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201401080, January 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 42 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201308815, September 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 31 Unfounded
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 31 Unfounded
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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.
'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.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2023-29012
Closed: 2/5/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully searched a vehicle.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (3 days)
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 13 known lawsuits, $307,500 total settlements.

Campbell, Nigel Vs. Darcy, David et al.
Case # 530293/2023, Supreme Court - Kings, October 24, 2023

Gedin, Vladimir, et Al., Vs. City of New York, et al.
Case # 510826/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, April 14, 2022

Clifton, Lamont vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517504/2021, Supreme Court - Kings, August 23, 2021

Adams, Derrick vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 508093/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, September 15, 2020

Community Pawn Holding Llc D/b/a, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV11870, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 14, 2020
Complaint
Description: On On July 11, 2017, and on eleven (11) other occasions until July 23, 2018 at Pawn Rite’s Flatlands branch, NYPD officer “Johnson” and other unnamed defendant officers sought to seize certain merchandise and despite protest by Plaintiff, Belkis Rodriguez, the senior manager of Pawn Rite, and ordered a “criminal hold”. Throughout the year 2017 and 2018, the NYPD began a concerted effort to enforce their will upon PawnRite often by randomly investigating crime leads and forcing the business, under threat of heavy-handed tactics, to comply with their demands. It is well known throughout the industry that the NYPD had been promoting a policy which coerced pawnbrokers to submit to warrantless intrusions for purpose...

John, Christopher vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03240, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 5, 2018, ended January 21, 2020
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was in his car with all the windows down when he was pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle. Defendant Officers asked Plaintiff to roll up all windows and then declared that Plaintiff's vehicle had excessive window tinting. Defendant Officers asked for Plaintiff's license to which he complied and was then asked to get out of the vehicle. Plaintiff did not initially leave the vehicle and thus Defendant Officers pulled him out of the vehicle after claiming that Plaintiff had warrants. Defendant was arrested and taken to the 73rd Precinct. All charges against Plaintiff were eventually dismissed. The second incident occurred about two months later where Plaintiff was sitting in his parked car. Plaintif...

Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 17CV05992, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2018, ended May 10, 2019
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On May 8, 2016, plaintiff was forced out of a taxi by NYPD officers and subjected to an illegal search. The officers' decision to stop plaintiff was racially motivated. At a hearing, the officers testified falsely about the details of plaintiff's arrest.

Yunus, Equan, Jr. vs Dawkins, Paul, et al.
Case # 16CV04465, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 19, 2016, ended April 13, 2018
$12,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff as he was leaving his friend's building, falsely accused him of gambling, arrested him, and took him into custody. Plaintiff was charged with possession of a gambling instrument, which was later dismissed.

Holley, Tony, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00383, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 3, 2016, ended February 8, 2017
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff 1 was in his parked car talking to a friend when defendant officers approached, forced him to exit the vehicle, and forcibly pushed him to the floor. Plaintiff 2 attempted to record the incident and was attacked by the officers. Plaintiffs were arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, and charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, and Dis Con. Charges were later dismissed against both Plaintiffs.

Richey, Xavier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 007613/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, June 22, 2015, ended July 31, 2015
$18,000 Settlement

Holley, Jeffy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV01202, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 18, 2015, ended February 8, 2017
$7,500 Settlement
Complaint, Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: 1st Incident: Plaintiff stepped out of a deli and was accosted by Defendants officer Walsh who immediately arrested him, tightly handcuffed him, and forcefully searched him. Plaintiff was brought to the 75th Precinct, strip-searched, and then charged with PL 220.39 'Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree', which was later dismissed. 2nd Incident: Defendant officers arrived at a party and began to assault a female there. Plaintiff's brother started recording the incident and was then assaulted as well. When Plaintiff told them to stop he was also assaulted, arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, denied medical care, and charged with PL 120.05(3) 'Assault in the second degree, which was later...

Moore, Douglas A. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 001338/2015, Supreme Court - Kings, February 2, 2015

Guzman, Aaron vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 014673/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, October 15, 2014, ended October 29, 2018
$250,000 Settlement

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