#FireJonathanRivera for Allan Feliz
Allan was murdered after the NYPD illegally detained him during a car stop in the Bronx
The NYPD obstructed the CCRB’s investigation for over two years, then chose not to discipline any of the officers involved in my brother’s murder even though body-camera footage clearly shows the illegal detention and the close-range shot to the chest that killed Allan. It’s been clear from the beginning that the NYPD would do everything in its power to protect my brother’s killers.
Samy Feliz, brother of Allan Feliz
On October 17, 2019, NYPD Lt. Jonathan Rivera (who was a sergeant at the time) and Officers Edward Barrett and Michelle Almanzar pulled Allan Feliz over in the Bronx for allegedly not wearing a seatbelt. Bodyworn camera (bwc) footage shows the officers acknowledging that Allan was wearing his seatbelt, but rather than allowing him to drive away, they escalated by illegally detaining and attacking him. Lt. Rivera climbed into the passenger side of the car, tasered, beat and threatened to shoot Allan, and then shot him point blank in the chest. After Allan was shot, Officer Barrett yanked his limp body from the car, exposing his genitals. Rather than covering Allan, the NYPD left him to bleed out in the street, cuffed and exposed.
Allan was a loving son, brother and father and a pillar of the Washington Heights Community
7 FACTS About the NYPD Murder of Allan Feliz
Allan Feliz was unarmed when NYPD Lt. Jonathan Rivera shot him in the chest at close range.
NYPD admitted being wrong when they stopped Allan for not wearing his seatbelt.
NYPD created a crisis and by illegally detained Allan, running his ID an attacking him.
When Allan returned to his car, Officer Edward Barrett immediately began punching him.
Lt. Rivera climbed into the passenger seat - on top of Allan's passenger - beat, tasered, threatened to kill, and then shot Allan.
Barrett aggressively yanked Allan’s limp body from the car, exposing his genitals.
NYPD left Allan handcuffed and bleeding out in the street with his genitals exposed.
The Campaign to Fire NYPD Lt. Jonathan Rivera
Allan Feliz's family has been fighting for accountability for Allan's murder through years of delays and obstruction by Attorney General Letitia James, the NYPD, and the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, the police union that represents Lt. Rivera. Thanks to the leadership of Allan's brother, Samy, and citywide organizing - in May 2023, the CCRB substantiated fireable charges against Lt. Rivera.
Attorney General Letitia James took almost a year to investigate and decide not to charge any of the officers involved in Allan's death.
The NYPD Force Investigation Division (FID) kept their investigation open for over two years, which stalled the CCRB investigation past the 18-month deadline for most discipline charges.
In Aug 2023, after the CCRB already substantiated charges, the Lieutenants Benevolent Association Union filed a “re-open request” with the CCRB, which was rejected. A “re-open request” is a tool for civilian complainants to use to re-open CCRB investigations when new evidence emerges.
Around the same time, the Feliz family learned that the NYPD is considering taking the case away from the CCRB using provision 2 of the CCRB-NYPD memorandum of understanding.
In Sept. 2023, 39 city and state elected officials sent a letter to Mayor Adams and Commissioner Caban calling on them to leave the case against Lt. Rivera with the CCRB and to confirm they will do this prior to the 4th anniversary of the NYPD killing of Allan Feliz. Neither the mayor or commissioner have responded.
4 YEARS of NYPD Delays Through Two Mayors and 4 Police Commissioners
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Use your social media accounts to tell @NYCMayor Adams and @NYPDPC they must let the CCRB prosecute Lt. Rivera and
#FireJonathanRivera for killing #AllanFeliz.
Please use the hashtags so Allan's family can easily see your support.
BIRD-DOG MAYOR ADAMS
Step 1: Find out where NYC Mayor Eric Adams is going to be.
STEP 2: Find a friend to film your interaction with the Mayor.
STEP 3: Ask the Mayor - "Mayor Adams, will you confirm that the NYPD will not interfere with the CCRB's prosecution of Lt. Rivera for killing Allan Feliz?"
Repeat the question to demand Adams respond.
STEP 4: Email your video to Info@justicecomittee.org