Michael G. Butler

Michael G. Butler

Michael G. Butler
Lieutenant Special Assignment at Patrol Borough Brooklyn South since January 2023, active
Service started July 2010, made $190,000 last year, Tax #948725
White Male, 36

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force (2)
Abuse of Authority: Stop


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-23572
Closed: 5/25/2023
Case: 2021-23782
Closed: 7/14/2022

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Complaints

9 Complaints
26 Allegations
3 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Complainant Uncooperative
3 Exonerated
13 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #202003788, May 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, May 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Trial Decision
additional details

Complaint #202003799, May 2020
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201604316, May 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201408615, January 2014
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201400357, January 2014
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201310556, November 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201306755, July 2013
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Vehicle
Complainant: Black Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201304347, May 2013
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Radio as club
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201211218, August 2012
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #202003788, May 2020
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial, May 2023
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
APU Quarterly Report summary
NYPD Trial Decision
additional details
Complaint #202003799, May 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male, 30-34 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #201604316, May 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201408615, January 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201400357, January 2014
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 54 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 54 Unsubstantiated
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201310556, November 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201306755, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Force: Vehicle Black Male, 30 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201304347, May 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun Pointed Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Radio as club Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male, 20 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201211218, August 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 33 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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.
'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: 2021-23572
Closed: 5/25/2023
Case Details:
  1. Failed to prepare required report.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2021-23782
Closed: 7/14/2022
Case Details:
  1. Failed to supervise.
Recommendation: No disciplinary action


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits.

Payne, Jarrett, et Al vs De Blasio, Bill, et al.
Case # 20CV08924, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 26, 2020
Complaint

Craig, Carlton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03961, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 26, 2014, ended March 10, 2016
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On October 6th, 2012, plaintiff Carlton Craig was in Queens when defendant NYPD officers came out of a police van and jumped on plaintiff, demanding that he place his hands against a wall. Plaintiff was then illegally and violently searched, and officers placed him under arrest violently. Defendants had no probable cause to arrest plaintiff, but they did so with excessive force, and also attempted to rip plaintiff's clothing. Plaintiff was transported to a nearby precinct where he was kept for an unreasonable period of time. He then spent 24 hours in police custody, and experienced physical injury, mental anguish, shock, fright, and apprehension.

Other Documents

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional CCRB complaint #202004204