Michael J. Lopuzzo

Badge #3261, White Male, 64
Retired Sergeant Detective Squad at 40th Precinct Detective Squad
Also served in: 32nd Precinct
Service started January 1984, ended September 2020

Substantiated Allegations:
Discourtesy: Word


Complaints

11 Allegations
1 Substantiated
6 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Instructions)
2 Exonerated
8 Unsubstantiated

September 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 45
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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January 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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June 2000 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 1985 Complaint
Allegation: Force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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September 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Hispanic Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
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November 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 45 Substantiated (Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
January 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
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September 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 34 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 34 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Gun Drawn Unsubstantiated
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June 2000 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
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February 1985 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority Unsubstantiated
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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.

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Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits.

Sce Group v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08909, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2018

Fennell v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 028104/2018, Supreme Court - Bronx, 2018

Muhammad v. City of New York et al
Case # 17CV00625, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2017
Pending
Complaint
Description: Three days before Plaintiff's arrest, an individual was shot a block away from Plaintiff's home, where Plaintiff was during that time. Shortly after, Plaintiff exited his building and was stopped and questioned by officers about his location. NYPD obtained video footage, confirming Plaintiff's location at the time of the shooting. Nonetheless, Defendant Officers arrested Plaintiff on attempted murder and other felony charges. Plaintiff was placed in a sham lineup and wrongfully identified by the witness. Plaintiff spent about seven months on Rikers Island, where he was sprayed with several chemical agents on several occasions. After prosecutors reviewed the video footage, Plaintiff was ROR and charges were dism...

Frost v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV04843, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff became a "person of interest" in a murder investigation and was unlawfully interrogated by officers at the 40th Precinct for months. He was arrested 6 months later, put in an unlawful photo array, assaulted by corrections officers at Rikers on multiple occasions, including use of mace, physical assault, and unlawful strip searches. Plaintiff was acquitted of charges by jury trial after 42 months in jail.