Charles W. Cavallaro

Badge #4758, White Male, 45
Started July 2005, made $164,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Question (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search (4)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop (3)


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2010-2668
Closed: 12/10/2010

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Complaints

50 Allegations
14 Substantiated
18 Complaints
7 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
3 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
4 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Complainant Unavailable
6 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
16 Unsubstantiated

June 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25

March 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 55
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A

September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B

February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: White Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: White Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training

July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory summons
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

March 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

September 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Flashlight as club
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

October 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 57
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

December 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

August 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: White Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

June 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 27 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 25
March 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 33 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Male, 55 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Male, 55 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 33 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
September 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 39 Complainant Unavailable
June 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 36 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 36 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
May 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 31 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Entry of Premises White Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search of Premises White Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
September 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 45 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Male Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Male Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 45 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 37 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Hispanic Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
July 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Retaliatory summons Hispanic Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
March 2016 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Male, 14 Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male, 14 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Male, 14 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Hit against inanimate object Male, 14 Complainant Uncooperative
September 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
August 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Flashlight as club Male, 17 Complainant Unavailable
October 2012 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
October 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 31 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 31 Unsubstantiated
January 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 57 Unsubstantiated
December 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 19 Unsubstantiated
January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Hit against inanimate object Hispanic Male, 17 Exonerated
August 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold White Male, 17 Unfounded

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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2010-2668
Closed: 12/10/2010
Case Details:
  1. Pleaded Guilty: Filed inaccurate and incorrect departmental paper-work.
  2. Pleaded Guilty: Made incomplete and inaccurate entries in memobook.
Penalty: Vacation days (10 days)


Lawsuits

Copes, Laquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08413, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
November 21, 2017

Polanco, Nathan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020010/2018E, Supreme Court - Bronx
January 8, 2018