Matthew A. Cahill

Lieutenant at 81st Precinct since September 2017
Service started July 2003, made $168,000 last year, active
White Male, 43

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Abuse Of Authority: Other
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property



Complaints

26 Allegations
3 Substantiated
9 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
9 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Complaint Withdrawn
3 Exonerated
9 Unsubstantiated

August 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

September 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

August 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A

August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

August 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
September 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Female, 50 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises Complainant Uncooperative
September 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male Unsubstantiated
April 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
August 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Other Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Exonerated
June 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
July 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': 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.
'Unsubstantiated': The 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 1 known lawsuit.

Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 17CV05992, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2018, ended May 10, 2019
Zero Disposition