Matthew R. Gale

Badge #2971, White Male
Detective Specialist at Emergency Service Squad 10 since April 2017, active
Service started July 2010, made $154,000 last year, Tax #948993

Lawsuit settlements:
$12,500   Palermo, Hector vs City of New York, et al., 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV06370
$35,000   Martinez, Edwin vs City of New York, et al., 2013 BCSC BCSC 020768/2013E
$50,000   Otero et al v. The City of New York et al, SDNY SDNY 13CV00454
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Complaints

5 Complaints
12 Allegations
0 Substantiated
3 Exonerated
4 Unfounded
2 Unsubstantiated
3 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202303288, April 2023
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #202107827, December 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: White Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: White Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: White Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details

Complaint #201502978, April 2015
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201408369, August 2014
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #201109715, July 2011
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #202303288, April 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black, 25-29 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #202107827, December 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) White Female, 50-54 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Action White Female, 50-54 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged White Female, 50-54 Within NYPD Guidelines
additional details
Complaint #201502978, April 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 40 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 40 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201408369, August 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Male, 24 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #201109715, July 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 28 Unfounded
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 28 Unfounded
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.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $97,500 total settlements.

Smith-Ruffin, Rayshaun vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 512272/2022, Supreme Court - Kings, May 2, 2022

Rodriguez, Juan Carlos By Mng Sabrado, Yesenia vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00012, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 10, 2017, ended July 13, 2018
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was approached by the defendant officer, accosted, assaulted, arrested, and taken to a nearby Precinct. He was falsely charged with petit larceny and tampering with private communications.. The outcome of the charges were not specified.

Palermo, Hector vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06370, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 26, 2015, ended March 23, 2016
$12,500 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers instructed Plaintiff to get against a wall in the lobby of a building, searched him, tightly handcuffed him, took him to the 41st Precinct (without seat belting him in the car), and charged him with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Charge was eventually dismissed.

Martinez, Edwin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020768/2013E, Supreme Court - Bronx, March 12, 2013, ended March 14, 2014
$35,000 Settlement
Complaint, Stipulation

Otero et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 13CV00454, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
$50,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

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