James Davneiro

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Service Record

New York City New York Police Department

Rank Officer
Badge Number 2963[1]
Dates of Service July 2, 2001[2] - November 2021[3]
Salary $139,548 (2020)[4]
Last Known Status Resigned.[3]

Incident Reports

2015 Arrest of Rosie Martinez

On January 22, 2015, officers arrested Martinez's boyfriend on drug charges and executed a search warrant at her apartment when she was not present. When Martinez arrived, she was arrested for selling heroin. Martinez claimed that Davneiro and other officers stole valuables from her home during the search. Officers impounded and searched her vehicle without a warrant. At the police station, officers questioned Martinez after she had requested a lawyer. Martinez claimed that she was assaulted and choked by officers during the interrogation, injuring her wrists. Medical treatment was provided the next morning when Martinez was taken to Central Booking.[5][6]

Response Timeline

On January 7, 2016, Martinez sued for violations of her Fourth Amendment rights and conspiracy by the officers.[5]

On September 10, 2021, Davneiro was removed as a defendent.[5]

2020-2021 Tow Truck Scheme

Response Timeline

On October 1, 2021, Davneiro was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act and one count of using interstate facilities to commit bribery.[7] Davneiro was suspended without pay.[8]

In November 2021, Davneiro resigned.[3]

On November 7, 2021, the state Division of Criminal Justice Services decertified Davneiro following his resignation.[9][10]

On November 17, 2022, Davneiro pleaded guilty. He faces up to five years in prison and will forfeit $25,000.[3]

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