Brandon Nail

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Service Record

San Rafael California Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended June 28, 2023.[1]
Salary $191,842 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Separated[3]


2020 Letter of Commendation

On October 13, 2020, a lemur named Maki was stolen from a zoo enclosure.[4] On December 13, 2022, Nail and other officers received a Letter of Commendation for the case.[5]

Incident Reports

2022 Arrest of Julio Lopez

Response Timeline

On September 2, 2022, the officers were placed on paid administrative leave.[6]

On January 25, 2023, Lopez filed a claim against the officers, alleging assault, battery, negligence, false arrest, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unreasonable search and seizure, and excessive force by police. Lopez also alleged that the city failed to properly screen, hire, train, supervise, or discipline the officers.[7]

On June 28, 2023, Nail separated from the department. Details have not been released.[1]

On June 29, 2023, Nail was charged with assault by an officer under color of authority and making false statements on a crime report.[8]

On July 24, 2023, Lopez filed a lawsuit against the officers, the department, and the city, claiming the use of excessive force and unreasonable searches and seizures in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.[3]

On August 12, 2023, Nail was arraigned on charges of assault by an officer under color of authority and making false statements in a crime report. Nail pleaded not guilty.[1]

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