Michael A. Crichlow

Badge #20395, Black Male, 35
Police Officer at Manhattan Court Section since April 2024
Also served at 90th Precinct
Service started October 2015, made $125,000 last year, Tax #960083

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card (3)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) (2)
Abuse of Authority: Stop
Untruthful Statement: Inaccurate official statement

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-30511
Closed: 5/14/2024
Case: 2021-23668
Closed: 7/19/2022
Case: 2022-24646
Closed: 6/23/2022
Case: 2021-23667
Closed: 12/6/2021

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Lawsuit settlements:
$88,000   Diaz, Jose, et Al vs City of New York, et al., 2021 KCSC KCSC 501168/2021
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Complaints

12 Complaints
35 Allegations
9 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
2 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
5 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
3 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Unavailable
5 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Exonerated
1 Unable to Determine
6 Unfounded
2 Unsubstantiated
5 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202307394, July 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202305595, June 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202304671, April 2023
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202301727, February 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 10-14
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Male, 10-14
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Untruthful Statement: Inaccurate official statement
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202300476, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #202300307, January 2023
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202205071, July 2022
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202106165, October 2021
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: White Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: White Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: White Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201910557, November 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #201909838, October 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201906121, July 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201606787, July 2016
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202307394, July 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 30-34 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202305595, June 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 25-29 Complainant Unavailable
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Complaint #202304671, April 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Vehicle Hispanic Male, 25-29 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202301727, February 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 10-14 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Question Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Question Male, 10-14 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Other Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Stop Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Untruthful Statement: Inaccurate official statement Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
APU Case Status: Pending
Penalty: APU - Decision Pending
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Complaint #202300476, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Hispanic Male, 25-29 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Penalty: Formalized Training
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Complaint #202300307, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35-39 Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202205071, July 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 25-29 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Hit against inanimate object Hispanic Male, 25-29 Closed - Pending Litigation
Force: Hit against inanimate object Hispanic Male, 25-29 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #202106165, October 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 25-29 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property White Male, 25-29 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched White Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop White Male, 25-29 Exonerated
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Complaint #201910557, November 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 30 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 32 Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #201909838, October 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201906121, July 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Black Male, 36 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Male, 36 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 36 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 36 Substantiated (Command Lvl Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
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Complaint #201606787, July 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
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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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': or 'Unable to Determine' - CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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Discipline

Case: 2024-30511
Closed: 5/14/2024
Case Details:
  1. Violated patrol rules - failed to provide a business card
  2. Wrongfully searched an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2021-23668
Closed: 7/19/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to make required entries in activity log.
  2. Failed to activate his body-worn camera.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2022-24646
Closed: 6/23/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate their body worn camera.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2021-23667
Closed: 12/6/2021
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully searched a person known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $88,000 total settlements.

Morgan, Shoughan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 530584/2023, Supreme Court - Kings, October 23, 2023

Torres, Bryan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 505538/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, February 25, 2022
Complaint
Description: On April 9, 2020, PO Michael Crichlow and ten other police officers illegally stopped, seized, searched, battered, assaulted, detained and arrested the plaintiffs, Bryan Torres and Christian Torres, when they were in Bryan Torres' vehicle in the vicinity of the intersection of Broadway and Wallabout Street in Kings County. The defendants pulled both plaintiffs out of the vehicle as Christian Torres began to record the police officers' conduct on his personal phone. The defendants then illegally searched the vehicle and handcuffed the plaintiffs. They then transported the plaintiffs to the 90th precinct. The plaintiffs were then fingerprinted, photographed and strip-searched and then released after five to six h...

Briggs, Lealton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501987/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, February 8, 2022
Complaint
Description: On October 19, 2019, Plaintiff was sleeping at his residence where defendant officers kicked in the door and asked him to lay on the ground. That moment Plaintiff mother was in the bathroom. They handcuffed Plaintiff and his mother. Upon arrest they left him outside of his apartment and search the premises. The Officers could not find any illegal contraband. Later Plaintiff was transported to 90th Police Precinct where he was searched, photographed and fingerprinted. He remained at the 90th Police Precinct for approximately 12 hours before being transported to Central Bookings. Defendant officers subsequently manufactured false statement in to the DA’s Office that Plaintiff has possessed a firearm. Based on the...

Diaz, Jose, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501168/2021, Supreme Court - Kings, January 21, 2021, ended October 19, 2023
$88,000 Settlement

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