Michael J. Napolitano

Badge #5521, White Male, 38
Police Officer at 123rd Precinct Detective Squad since July 2022
Also served in: 77th Precinct
Service started July 2015, made $95,100 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Chokehold (2)
Force: Physical force (3)
Force: Restricted Breathing
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) (2)
Discourtesy: Word (4)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement

Complaints

20 Allegations
17 Substantiated
5 Complaints
5 Substantiated (Charges)
5 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: False official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

April 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

April 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details

April 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Chokehold Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Restricted Breathing Substantiated (Charges)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
April 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action Complainant Unavailable
additional details
April 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 53 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details
April 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as '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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits.

Graves, Motique as Proposed Adm of The Estate of Graves, Tyquarn Tameke vs City of New York
Case # 22CV03230, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 7, 2022

Parker Jr., Marty vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 522131/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, November 10, 2020

Smallwood, Vaughn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 511970/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, July 14, 2020

Taylor, Aubura Lionel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517639/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, August 28, 2019

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB case 202006402