Michael G. Butler

Lieutenant Special Assignment at Patrol Services Bureau since March 2021
Also served in: 105th Precinct, 103rd Precinct
Service started July 2010, made $181,000 last year, active
White Male, 34

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 Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)

May 2020 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2016 - Complaint Details
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

January 2014 - Complaint Details
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)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
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

November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

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

May 2013 - Complaint Details
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

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

May 2020 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
May 2020 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
May 2016 - Complaint Details
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
January 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 54 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
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
November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
July 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
May 2013 - Complaint Details
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
August 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated

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

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

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB case 202004204