Nicholas P. Mcquail

Nicholas P. Mcquail

Nicholas P. Mcquail
Badge #2594, White Male
Detective Grade 3 at Criminal Intelligence Section since July 2021
Also served at 25th Precinct
Service started January 2017, made $138,000 last year, Tax #963347

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Physical force
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)

Discipline Cases:

Case: 2022-26445
Closed: 2/19/2024

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Lawsuit settlements:
$175,000   Fontanet, Antonio vs City of New York, et al., 2021 NYCSC NYCSC 161322/2020
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Complaints

5 Complaints
12 Allegations
3 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
1 Substantiated (Charges)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202301330, January 2023
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 35-39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202200388, October 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202200890, October 2021
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105864, December 2020
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 30-34
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, December 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
Complaint Closing Report
NYPD Plea Agreement
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Complaint #201807871, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Female
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name
Complainant: Black Female, 51
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202301330, January 2023
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun Pointed Hispanic Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 35-39 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 35-39 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-DUP
Penalty: No penalty
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Complaint #202200388, October 2021
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202200890, October 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Black Male, 30-34 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202105864, December 2020
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 30-34 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 30-34 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Command Discipline A
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea, December 2023
Penalty: Forfeit vacation 5 days / Command Discipline A
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
Complaint Closing Report
NYPD Plea Agreement
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Complaint #201807871, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Female Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name Black Female, 51 Complainant Uncooperative
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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: 2022-26445
Closed: 2/19/2024
Case Details:
  1. Wrongful threat of force.
  2. Wrongfully used physical force.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline, vacation days (5 days)
Recommendation: Charges and Specifications


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits, $175,000 total settlements.

Fontanet, Antonio vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 161322/2020, Supreme Court - New York, April 12, 2021, ended October 13, 2022
$175,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: August 22, 2019, at Randall’s Island, a young woman was sexually assault and described her attacker to Officers from the 25th Precinct. Defendant Officers detained and arrested Plaintiff after observing him on Randall’s Island, although plaintiff did not match the description of the suspect. Defendant Officers then conducted an unduly suggestive and patently improper identification procedure, which involved showing the victim a single photograph of Plaintiff and then performing a “show up” in the parking lot of Harlem Hospital with Plaintiff in police custody. Because of this improper and suggestive identification procedure, the victim misidentified Plaintiff as her attacker. Plaintiff was charged on August 24,...

Wilson, Rhashawn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV00479, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 5, 2021
Complaint
Description: On January 14, 2020, the Plaintiff was sleeping inside his apartment, when Defendants McQuail, Dunn, Rugg, and John/Jane Doe 1-10 knocked on his door and demanded they be let in. They claimed they had a warrant for the Plaintiff's sister's arrest, but the Plaintiff told them she was not there. The Defendants wanted to look for themselves, and the Plaintiff's girlfriend let them inside. The Defendants proceeded to unlawfully arrest the Plaintiff by handcuffing the Plaintiff behind his back, with excessive force. Against the Plaintiff's will, the Defendants brought the Plaintiff to the precinct, where he was unlawfully fingerprinted, photographed, searched, and detained. Defendant McQuail signed a criminal compla...