Michael A. Wolfe

Badge #5987, White Male
Detective Grade 3 at Vice Enforcement Squad Zone 2 since June 2019
Also served at Midtown South Precinct
Service started January 2012, made $163,000 last year, Tax #952354

Substantiated Allegations:
Discourtesy: Word (4)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-23853
Closed: 10/4/2021

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Complaints

7 Complaints
25 Allegations
4 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
13 Exonerated
2 Unable to Determine
6 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202205524, August 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201909840, November 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Black Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201908498, September 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: CCRB Annual Report
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Complaint #201907102, August 2019
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 15-17
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #201606211, June 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 53
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201602647, March 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #201501806, March 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202205524, August 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Female, 21-24 Unable to Determine
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide shield number Black Female, 21-24 Unable to Determine
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Complaint #201909840, November 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Black Male, 45-49 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201908498, September 2019
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Documents: CCRB Annual Report
additional details
Complaint #201907102, August 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Male, 25-29 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 50-54 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Black Female, 15-17 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 15-17 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
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Complaint #201606211, June 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 51 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 51 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 51 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 51 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 53 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 53 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 53 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 53 Unsubstantiated
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Complaint #201602647, March 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 27 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 27 Exonerated
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Complaint #201501806, March 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other Hispanic Male, 35 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.
'Unable to Determine': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Discipline

Case: 2021-23853
Closed: 10/4/2021
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Herbin, Reginald vs Castillo, Albert, et al.
Case # 16CV08280, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 21, 2016, ended August 17, 2017
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was walking down the street to a friend's home when she ran into an acquaintance of hers. After a few minutes they were approached by the defendant officers, questioned, and searched. The defendant officers discovered a crack pipe and several bags of cocaine on both the plaintiff and her acquaintance. The plaintiff is suing because the stop and search was without probable cause.

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