Complaint #202002635, April 2020

Incident: April 3, 2020
Received: April 10, 2020
Closed: April 21, 2022

Documents:
Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary (Michael Napolitano)

Reason for contact: C/V telephoned PCT
Location: Street/highway
In NYPD 77th Precinct Brooklyn
Outcome: Arrest - other violation/crime

Witness Officers: Michelle Giglio, Ashley Griffith, Christopher Messina, Damani Morgan, Rochael Vasquez
Officer: Russell, Colin
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Russell, Colin
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Perez, Stephanie
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Sinner, Michael
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Officer(s) Unidentified
Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Russell, Colin Black Male, 21-24 Force: Physical force Exonerated
Unknown Officer Black Male, 21-24 Discourtesy: Word Officer(s) Unidentified
Unknown Officer Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Officer(s) Unidentified
Russell, Colin Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Perez, Stephanie Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Napolitano, Michael Black Male, 21-24 Force: Chokehold Substantiated (Charges)
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 21-24 Discourtesy: Word Unfounded
Sinner, Michael Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Unknown Officer Black Male, 21-24 Force: Physical force Officer(s) Unidentified
Unknown Officer Black Male, 21-24 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Officer(s) Unidentified

Penalty

Napolitano, Michael
Closed: Charges not served, July 2023
APU Closed: Charges not served


Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.

Further details on conclusion definitions.