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General Information

Name Jorge Omar Bernardez Ruiz
BPD Watch ID 210
Sequence Number J039
Department Baltimore Police Department
Race Black or African American
Gender Male
Age 39
First Employment Date 2011-05-02
Credibility Issues

Assignment History

Job Title Unit Start Date End Date
Police Sergeant 2020-02-14
Police Officer 2012-03-08


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$94,978.00 $31,090.97 $126,068.97 FY 2021
$91,334.00 $37,998.31 $129,332.31 FY 2020
$76,547.00 $37,875.17 $114,422.17 FY 2019
$71,454.00 $41,770.82 $113,224.82 FY 2018
$66,784.00 $25,458.23 $92,242.23 FY 2017
$66,122.00 $21,523.36 $87,645.36 FY 2016
$59,128.00 $23,478.70 $82,606.70 FY 2015
$52,976.00 $756.09 $53,732.09 FY 2014
$43,895.00 $12,115.70 $56,010.70 FY 2013
$43,239.00 $428.56 $43,667.56 FY 2012
$41,290.00 $476.39 FY 2011


  • Incident

    Date Jul 18, 2013
    Department Baltimore Police Department
    Officers Jorge Omar Bernardez Ruiz, Nicholas David Chapman, Alex Ryan Hashagen, Latreese Nicole Lee, Eric Maurice Hinton, Derrick Dewayne Beasley, Danielle Angela Lewis
    Description Plaintiffs allege that Tyrone West was subjected to an illegal traffic stop and, “[a]s a result of the unconstitutional use of force by Defendants, Tyrone West received multiple severe injuries about his body, experienced severe pain and suffering, and mental anguish resulting in death.” Further, they maintain that “the individual police officer defendants made an unreasonable seizure” of Mr. West, thereby violating his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and “assaulted and battered [him], resulting in his death, and otherwise used excessive force and unwarranted force during the course of said seizure.” Plaintiffs maintain that such incidents are part of a common practice, pattern, policy, and custom in the BPD.
    Address near
    Baltimore, MD


  • Baltimore man wins civil suit against police in brutality case
    Abdul Salaam, 37, filed a civil suit against the officers alleging that he was beaten during a July 1, 2013, traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore. The jury awarded him $70,000 in damages. Officers Nicholas Chapman, Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz and Nathan Ulmer pulled Salaam over for alleged seat belt and cell phone violations as he drove home from shopping with his 3-year-old son. The traffic stop turned violent and Salaam ended up in a hospital along with Chapman for minor injuries. - Baltimore Sun
  • Police identify officers involved in man's death
    On the death of Tyrone West in police custody. - WBAL


  • Jorge Omar Bernardez Ruiz, "Violent Repeat Offendicer" of Baltimore Police
    0:57-end: Ruiz is is caught being overly aggressive and disrespectful to a citizen exercising his right to film the police harass the owner of a lounge. - Baltimore BLOC
  • The Beating of Abdul Salaam by Baltimore Police "Violent Repeat Officers"
    6:00 seen in the distance standing. Salaam was pulling up to his home when the unmarked Baltimore police vehicle turned on its lights behind him. The officers inside -- Nicholas Chapman and Jorge Ruiz -- immediately approached the vehicle and attempted to remove Salaam from his seat by force. The officers falsely arrested him, brutalized him, and illegally searched his vehicle. All charges on Salaam were later dropped. - Baltimore BLOC

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