Michael J. Napolitano

Michael J. Napolitano

Michael J. Napolitano
Badge #2294, White Male, 39
Detective Grade 3 at 123rd Precinct Detective Squad since October 2022, active
Also served at 77th Precinct
Service started July 2015, made $142,000 last year, Tax #958971

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Chokehold (2)
Force: Physical force (3)
Force: Restricted Breathing
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) (2)
Discourtesy: Word (4)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-26206
Closed: 11/30/2022
Case: 2022-26077
Closed: 11/17/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$75,000   Smallwood, Vaughn vs City of New York, et al., 2020 KCSC KCSC 511970/2020
$75,000   Taylor, Aubura Lionel vs City of New York, et al., 2019 KCSC KCSC 517639/2019
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Complaints

5 Complaints
20 Allegations
17 Substantiated
5 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
7 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
5 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Exonerated

Complaint #202003240, May 2020
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Restricted Breathing
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: False official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, August 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

Complaint #202002635, April 2020
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, July 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

Complaint #202003084, April 2020
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: White Female, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
additional details

Complaint #201903527, April 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201903815, April 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #202003240, May 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40-44 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 40-44 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Restricted Breathing Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Discourtesy: Word Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Untruthful Statement: Misleading official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Untruthful Statement: False official statement Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Force: Physical force Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, August 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details
Complaint #202002635, April 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: Charges not served
APU Case Status: Closed: Charges not served, July 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details
Complaint #202003084, April 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Action White Female, 25-29 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
Complaint #201903527, April 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 53 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 53 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201903815, April 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 39 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2022-26206
Closed: 11/30/2022
Case Details:
  1. Made false statements during a civilian complaint review board interview.
  2. Wrongful threat of force.
  3. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
  4. Made misleading or inaccurate statements during a civilian complaint review board interview.
  5. Wrongfully used physical force.
  6. Violated patrol rules.
  7. Wrongfully restricted breathing.
  8. Wrongfully used a chokehold.
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications

Case: 2022-26077
Closed: 11/17/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully used a chokehold.
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $150,000 total settlements.

Graves, Motique as Proposed Adm of The Estate of Graves, Tyquarn Tameke vs City of New York
Case # 22CV03230, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 7, 2022
Complaint

Parker Jr., Marty vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 522131/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, November 10, 2020

Smallwood, Vaughn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 511970/2020, Supreme Court - Kings, July 14, 2020, ended January 10, 2024
$75,000 Settlement

Taylor, Aubura Lionel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517639/2019, Supreme Court - Kings, August 28, 2019, ended September 12, 2023
$75,000 Settlement

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaint #202006402