Michael J. Cioffi

Michael J. Cioffi

Michael J. Cioffi
Badge #24252, White Male
Police Officer at Criminal Intelligence Section since March 2023
Also served at 63rd Precinct
Service started January 2017, made $128,000 last year, Tax #963217

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Discourtesy: Word (2)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2024-29779
Closed: 5/8/2024
Case: 2023-28248
Closed: 4/19/2023
Case: 2022-27153
Closed: 12/8/2022
Case: 2022-25274
Closed: 8/2/2022

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Lawsuit settlements:
$77,000   Grant, Khamir, et Al vs City of New York, et al., 2021 KCSC KCSC 509814/2021
$25,000   Merizalde, Johnny vs City of New York, et al., 2020 KCSC KCSC 508003/2020E
$10,000   Mills, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2019 EDNY EDNY 19CV02296
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Complaints

9 Complaints
24 Allegations
4 Substantiated
4 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
3 Alleged Victim Unavailable
4 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
2 Unsubstantiated
8 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202300575, January 2023
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202302885, November 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera
Complainant: Male, 18-20
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202107003, November 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #202106826, November 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202103922, June 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202006156, August 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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Complaint #202005786, August 2020
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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Complaint #202006177, August 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 45-49
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202001985, February 2020
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 50-54
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 25-29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202300575, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
Force: Gun Pointed Male Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Male, 40-44 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202302885, November 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Improper use of body-worn camera Male, 18-20 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
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Complaint #202107003, November 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Stop Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Complaint #202106826, November 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Chokehold Black Male, 30-34 Unfounded
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202103922, June 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 21-24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 21-24 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202006156, August 2020
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
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Complaint #202005786, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 21-24 Unfounded
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 21-24 Unfounded
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Complaint #202006177, August 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 45-49 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #202001985, February 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 25-29 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 50-54 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 25-29 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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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.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2024-29779
Closed: 5/8/2024
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate their body worn camera.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, training
Recommendation: Training

Case: 2023-28248
Closed: 4/19/2023
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to individuals known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2022-27153
Closed: 12/8/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully frisked an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A

Case: 2022-25274
Closed: 8/2/2022
Case Details:
  1. Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $112,000 total settlements.

Grant, Khamir, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 509814/2021, Supreme Court - Kings, April 8, 2021, ended March 7, 2023
$77,000 Settlement

Merizalde, Johnny vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 508003/2020E, Supreme Court - Kings, June 4, 2020, ended November 13, 2020
$25,000 Settlement

Mills, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV02296, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 13, 2019, ended September 1, 2020
$10,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 23, 2018, Plaintiff Mills reported to probation officer for his scheduled visit, at which time he was arrested by, or at the direction of, Defendants Daniel Young, Stephan Noel, and Michael Cioffi. While Plaintiff was in Defendants' custody, one or more of the Defendants filled out paperwork falsely claiming that Plaintiff was engaged in criminal activity on July 15, 2018. The complaint was then forwarded to the Kings County District Attorney's office, which then charged Plaintiff with various violations of New York's VTL, as well as reckless endangerment and obstructing governmental administration. On August 14, 2018, Defendant Cioffi filed a second false criminal complaint against Plaintiff. Charges w...

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