Joseph W. Muller

Lieutenant Commander Detective at 109th Precinct Detective Squad since August 2021
Service started January 2006, made $214,000 last year, active
White Male, 39

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk

Lawsuit settlements:
$12,500   Depas, Emmanuel vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV03167
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Complaints

4 Allegations
1 Substantiated
3 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Exonerated
1 Unsubstantiated

October 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B / Instructions
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January 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 56
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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October 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 19 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 19 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Penalty: Command Discipline - B / Instructions
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January 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 56 Exonerated
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 26 Exonerated
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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.
'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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $12,500 total settlements.

Scott et al v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 16CV00834, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2016
Pending
Complaint, Complaint, Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiffs and guests were at their residence when Defendant Officers came to the door, demanded entry, and violently assaulted Plaintiffs, including manhandling a pregnant women, staring at a naked woman, and using a taser and pepper spray on another Plaintiff. One Plaintiff was released, One Plaintiff was taken to the hospital, and two Plaintiffs were taken to PSA 9, and charged with OGA and Resisting Arrest. Charges were dismissed and sealed.

Depas, Emmanuel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03167, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 21, 2014, ended January 1, 2015
$12,500 Settlement