Matthew A. Cahill

Lieutenant at 123rd Precinct since August 2022, active
Service started July 2003, made $168,000 last year, Tax #932397
White Male, 45

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Abuse of Authority: Other
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property


Discipline Cases:

Case: 2021-23862
Closed: 3/21/2023

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Lawsuit settlements:
$250,000   White, David vs City of New York, et al., 2018 KCSC KCSC 516799/2018
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Complaints

9 Complaints
26 Allegations
3 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
9 Complainant Uncooperative
2 Complaint Withdrawn
3 Exonerated
9 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201907149, August 2019
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 40-44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
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Complaint #201807486, September 2018
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant
Complainant: Female, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201607710, September 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201603737, April 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201507838, August 2015
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201308023, August 2013
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201306187, July 2013
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200507025, June 2005
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #200406806, July 2004
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201907149, August 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 40-44 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201807486, September 2018
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to show search warrant Female, 50 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201607710, September 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201603737, April 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Gun Pointed Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201507838, August 2015
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Penalty: Command Discipline - A
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201308023, August 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201306187, July 2013
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200507025, June 2005
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Black Male, 35 Substantiated (Charges)
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #200406806, July 2004
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn
Abuse of Authority: Retaliatory arrest Male Complaint Withdrawn
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: 2021-23862
Closed: 3/21/2023
Case Details:
  1. Failed to activate body-worn camera.
Penalty: Training
Recommendation: Training


Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $250,000 total settlements.

White, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 516799/2018, Supreme Court - Kings, August 20, 2018, ended June 2, 2022
$250,000 Settlement

Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 17CV05992, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2018, ended May 10, 2019
Zero Disposition
Complaint
Description: On May 8, 2016, plaintiff was forced out of a taxi by NYPD officers and subjected to an illegal search. The officers' decision to stop plaintiff was racially motivated. At a hearing, the officers testified falsely about the details of plaintiff's arrest.

Nelson v. The City of New York
Case # 14CV03013, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
First Amended Complaint

Green et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 14CV06048, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Second Amended Complaint

Other Documents