Dedier Reyes

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Service Record

Long Beach California Police Department

Rank Officer
Badge Number 6268
Dates of Service Hired in 2005.[1]
Salary $232,247 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Suspended[1]

Records show that Reyes received multiple complaints since 2014, including 14 use-of-force investigations and 11 citizen complaints.[3]

Incident Reports

2018 Arrest Report

In February 15, 2018, Officers Reyes and David Salcedo detained two men and found a bag containing a handgun. One man was arrested.[1][4]

Detectives found that the officers' written reports were inconsistent with surveillance video, specifically in the manner in which the weapon was recovered. It was determined that the wrong man had been arrested, and he was later released without being charged.[1][4]

In January 2019, the department concluded their investigation, and forwarded it to the District Attorney's office.[1]

Response Timeline

On December 1, 2021, Reyes was suspended and placed on administrative leave.[5]

On December 3, 2021, Reyes was arrested on charges of perjury, filing a false police report, and filing a false government document.[1][6]

On April 4, 2022, Reyes pleaded not guilty to the charges.[5]

2018 Arrest of Christopher Williams

On March 24, 2018, Reyes encountered Williams, who was recording a street fight. As Williams was watching over an unknown injured man, Reyes and another officer handcuffed him and put him in a police van. After an hour, Williams was released, but found that he could not move his arm. Williams sought care and was diagnosed with a fractured elbow.[7]

Response Timeline

On November 7, 2019, Williams filed a lawsuit, claiming that Reyes violated his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendements by using unlawful force, denying him medical care, and conspiring with other officers to cover up the use of force.[7]

In March 2022, the city of Long Beach paid $499,800 to settle the lawsuit.[8]