Michael J. Marotta

Badge #5446, White Male
Detective Specialist at Emergency Service Squad 05 since April 2016, active
Service started July 2008, made $149,000 last year, Tax #947213

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-24497
Closed: 1/15/2022
Case: 2021-24504
Closed: 1/15/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$65,000   Rodriguez, Pablo v. City of New York, et al, EDNY EDNY 12CV05033
$20,000   Saltarella v. the City of New York, EDNY EDNY 09CV01344
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Complaints

4 Complaints
6 Allegations
2 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
4 Exonerated

Complaint #202301073, February 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
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Complaint #202002177, March 2020
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201910287, November 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #201102400, November 2010
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 48
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202301073, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
additional details
Complaint #202002177, March 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Exonerated
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 30-34 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201910287, November 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Hispanic Female, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
Complaint #201102400, November 2010
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 48 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
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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: 2021-24497
Closed: 1/15/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongful search of a premises.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2021-24504
Closed: 1/15/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
Recommendation: Other


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $85,000 total settlements.

Rodriguez, Pablo v. City of New York, et al
Case # 12CV05033, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$65,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was approached and asked to provide his identification on the Coney Island Boardwalk. When plaintiff asked why, Officers arrested him. Defendants then knocked him to the ground, assaulted and battered plaintiff including striking him with closed fists, batons, kicking him and ripping off plaintiff's shirt. A defendant officer stuck his knee into plaintiff's neck as plaintiff lay helpless on the ground. Plaintiff taken to 60th precinct, then hospital where he underwent treatment including multiple blood transfusions as a result of the beating he sustained at the hands of defendants. Charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, which were later ACD'd.

Saltarella v. the City of New York
Case # 09CV01344, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$20,000 Settlement
Complaint

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