Michael G. Butler

Lieutenant Special Assignment at Chief of Department Office since June 2022
Service started July 2010, made $181,000 last year, active
White Male, 35

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Stop


Complaints

26 Allegations
3 Substantiated
9 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
13 Unsubstantiated

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

January 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details

November 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

August 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

July 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2013 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

August 2012 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
additional details
May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 23 Exonerated
additional details
January 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 54 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details
November 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
August 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
additional details
July 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
additional details
May 2013 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Radio as club Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun pointed Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
August 2012 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
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.
'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

Named in 2 known lawsuits.

Craig v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV03961, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2014
Dismissed without Prejudice
First Amended Complaint

Payne, Jarrett, et Al vs De Blasio, Bill, et al.
Case # 20CV08924, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 26, 2020

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB case 202004204