Matthew Melendez

Matthew Melendez

Matthew Melendez
Badge #18332, Hispanic Male
Police Officer at 77th Precinct since January 2016
Service started July 2013, made $125,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Discourtesy: Word (3)
Offensive Language: Other

Lawsuit settlements:
$18,000   Smith, Tyrell vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 17CV05655
$14,000   Rollins, Tito vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV03154
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Complaints

15 Allegations
5 Substantiated
5 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
3 Exonerated
4 Unfounded
1 Unsubstantiated

January 2021 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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February 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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September 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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January 2021 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Gun pointed Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Other Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
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April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Unfounded
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February 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Exonerated
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September 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Female Complaint Withdrawn
Discourtesy: Word Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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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.


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $32,000 total settlements.

Smith, Tyrell vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV05655, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 14, 2018, ended May 14, 2018
$18,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was arguing with a young woman when an officer grabbed him. Plaintiff was then attacked by several officers and slammed onto the ground. Plaintiff was denied medical assistance and transported to a police precinct. All charges against the Plaintiff were ACD

Fluellen, Lawrence vs Joal Restaurant Corp., et al.
Case # 024438/2015E, Supreme Court - Bronx, August 11, 2015

Rollins, Tito vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03154, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 18, 2015, ended June 1, 2016
$14,000 Settlement

District Attorney Disclosure Letters

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter
Disclosure Letter