Matthew A. Cahill

Lieutenant at 81st Precinct since September 2017
Service started July 2003, made $166,000 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2 Complaint Withdrawn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
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

September 2018 Complaint
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
additional details

September 2016 Complaint
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
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April 2016 Complaint
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
additional details

August 2015 Complaint
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)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details

August 2013 Complaint
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
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July 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

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

July 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
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August 2019 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
additional details
September 2018 Complaint
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
additional details
September 2016 Complaint
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
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April 2016 Complaint
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
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August 2015 Complaint
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)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details
August 2013 Complaint
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
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July 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Exonerated
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June 2005 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Not Guilty - DCT
additional details
July 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn
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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.
'Unsubstantiated': 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

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