Complaint #202003240, May 2020

Incident: May 2, 2020
Received: May 13, 2020
Closed: April 21, 2022

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

Reason for contact: C/V intervened on behalf of/observed encounter w/3rd party
Location: Park
In NYPD 77th Precinct Brooklyn
Outcome: Arrest - other violation/crime

Witness Officers: Malcolm Brissettortiz
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Black Female, 35-39
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Melendez, Matthew
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Offensive Language: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Feraca, Christian
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Officer: Perez, Stephanie
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: False official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Officer: Unknown Officer
Complainant: Black Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Napolitano, Michael
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Officer: Jaffe, Derek
Complainant: Male, 18-20
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer Complainant Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Unknown Officer Male, 18-20 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unsubstantiated
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Force: Chokehold Substantiated (Charges)
Napolitano, Michael Black Male, 40-44 Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Napolitano, Michael Black Female, 35-39 Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Napolitano, Michael Black Male, 40-44 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 18-20 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Exonerated
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 18-20 Force: Gun Pointed Unsubstantiated
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 18-20 Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 18-20 Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Force: Restricted Breathing Substantiated (Charges)
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Melendez, Matthew Black Male, 18-20 Offensive Language: Other Substantiated (Charges)
Feraca, Christian Male, 18-20 Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Napolitano, Michael Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Perez, Stephanie Male, 18-20 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unsubstantiated
Napolitano, Michael Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Napolitano, Michael Untruthful Statement: False official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Unknown Officer Black Male, 18-20 Force: Gun Pointed Unsubstantiated
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Napolitano, Michael Male, 18-20 Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Jaffe, Derek Male, 18-20 Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded

Penalties

Melendez, Matthew
Closed: Charges not served, August 2023
APU Closed: Charges not served

Napolitano, Michael
Closed: Charges not served, August 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.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

Further details on conclusion definitions.