Joseph M. Gulotta

Joseph M. Gulotta

Joseph M. Gulotta
Assistant Chief at Patrol Borough Staten Island since April 2023
Service started January 1992, made $239,000 last year, Tax #900369
White Male, 52

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Other

Lawsuit settlements:
$33,000   Lewis, Adolph, et Al vs City of New York, et al., 2020 EDNY EDNY 20CV01592
$9,000   Young, Kareem vs City of New York, et al., 2019 EDNY EDNY 19CV04040
$225,000   Mcallister, Jaire, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2018 EDNY EDNY 18CV02672
$9,000   Williams, Austin vs P.O. Berk, James, et al., 2016 EDNY EDNY 16CV00949
$120,000   Roberts, Anthony, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV00782
$18,000   Love, Garrette vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV06939
$35,000   Pruitt, Ronald vs City of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV00412
$7,501   Andrews, Gregory vs City of New York, et al., 2014 EDNY EDNY 14CV01721
$60,000   Bell, Michelle, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV06790
$25,000   Millington, Wayne, et al. Obo J.,m. and J.,m. (2) vs City of New York, et al., 2013 EDNY EDNY 13CV00324
$12,500   Knowles, Lance vs City of New York, et al., 2012 EDNY EDNY 12CV04970
$15,000   Butler, Andrea, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2012 KCSC KCSC 013453/2012
$30,000   Newsome et al v. City of New York et al, EDNY EDNY 14CV01935
$35,000   Pruitt v. The City of New York et al, SDNY SDNY 14CV03969
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Complaints

13 Complaints
29 Allegations
1 Substantiated
1 Substantiated (Instructions)
1 Complainant Uncooperative
13 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
13 Unsubstantiated

Complaint #201610150, December 2016
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201607599, September 2016
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201210050, August 2012
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Black Male, 46
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201204275, March 2012
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

Complaint #201112211, September 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

Complaint #201107225, June 2011
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200716441, November 2007
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 16
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 14
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #200710742, July 2007
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200200987, January 2002
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 58
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
additional details

Complaint #200100936, December 2000
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Gun Pointed
Complainant: Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Male, 17
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

Complaint #200000688, February 2000
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #9900339, January 1999
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #9803953, September 1998
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Person Searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other - Abuse
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

Complaint #201610150, December 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 32 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Male, 32 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201607599, September 2016
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 36 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 38 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201210050, August 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other Black Male, 46 Substantiated (Instructions)
Penalty: Instructions
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201204275, March 2012
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 44 Complainant Uncooperative
additional details
Complaint #201112211, September 2011
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
Complaint #201107225, June 2011
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Black Female, 28 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 28 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200716441, November 2007
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 16 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Male, 49 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Male, 14 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #200710742, July 2007
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200200987, January 2002
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Female, 58 Unfounded
additional details
Complaint #200100936, December 2000
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Male, 17 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Male, 17 Exonerated
Force: Gun Pointed Male, 15 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk and/or search Male, 17 Exonerated
additional details
Complaint #200000688, February 2000
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #9900339, January 1999
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Unsubstantiated
additional details
Complaint #9803953, September 1998
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Person Searched Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Other - Abuse Unsubstantiated
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.
'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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 21 known lawsuits, $634,001 total settlements.

Lewis, Adolph, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV01592, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 21, 2020, ended November 8, 2021
$33,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 29, 2017, police officers stopped plaintiff Adolph Lewis with guns drawn and told them they had a warrant to search his apartment. They then arrested him. Plaintiffs Latrell Lewis, Meleshia Lewis, and Melissa Lewis were arrested in the apartment by officers with guns drawn, and officers pointed a gun at Meleshia's toddler. Plaintiffs were then detained at the 67th precinct for hours and falsely charged with unlawful possession of ammunition or marijuana, even though neither had been recovered in the apartment search. Defendant Villacis falsely stated in a summons that plaintiffs posssessed ammunition and marijuana. During Adolph Lewis's arrest, the police seized his car, even though their search warran...

Young, Kareem vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV04040, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 19, 2019, ended November 6, 2020
$9,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On July 19, 2018, at approximately 5:45 am, approximately 20 NYPD officers, without probable cause, entered the home of Plaintiff Young, ransacked it, and arrested him. Individual Defendants supplied false testimony and fabricated evidence of crack cocaine in the Plaintiff's home. Plaintiff charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, but the charges were eventually dismissed.

Mcallister, Jaire, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV02672, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 14, 2018, ended June 2, 2020
$225,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On September 5, 2016, around 7:20pm the plaintiffs, Jaire McAllister, Leishau McAllister, Monai McAllister, Jemil Defreitas, Andrew Gordon, Nathaniel Washington, and Katia Lucien were near 505 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn when a group of police officers approached them and began assaulting them. The plaintiffs were handcuffed, thrown into police vans, and transported to the 67th Precinct. At no point were plaintiffs engaged in any unlawful behavior or any behavior that would justify a use of force. The officers at the precinct falsely stated in the arrest paperwork that the plaintiffs engaged in various unlawful behaviors. All charges against the plaintiffs were ultimately dismissed or adjourned in contemplation of...

Williams, Austin vs P.O. Berk, James, et al.
Case # 16CV00949, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 24, 2016, ended March 21, 2017
$9,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was at a friend's apartment when several Defendant Officers entered and took several individuals into custody, including Plaintiff. Plaintiff was brought to the 67th Precinct and then released after 54 hours in custody without any charges being filed against him.

Roberts, Anthony, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00782, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 23, 2015, ended September 11, 2015
$120,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers searched and arrested Plaintiffs, including slamming one to the ground, who were lawful pedestrians. Plaintiffs were taken o the 73rd precinct, transported to central booking, and then released without any charges against them.

Love, Garrette vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV06939, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 5, 2014, ended December 11, 2015
$18,000 Settlement
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: On August 3, 2012, Plaintiff was driving back home from a medical appointment. Without cause or justification, NYPD Officers including Deputy Inspector Joseph Gulotta, Lieutenant John Hopkins, Lieutenant Martha Rizzo, Police Officer Joel Rosenthal, and other Police Officers approached and demanded license and registration. As Plaintiff was complying, and for no reason, they pulled him out of the car, twisted his arm, and placed him in exceedingly tight handcuffs. They took him to the Precinct. Later, they acknowledged they had wrongfully arrested him, and tried to downplay it as a misunderstanding.

Scarboro, Elijah vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 3022322/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, November 18, 2014, ended July 1, 2019
Settlement

Sims, Tyasia, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 016220/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, November 18, 2014
Settlement

Harris, Wilbert Iii vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 016224/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, November 18, 2014, ended July 1, 2019
Administrative Closing

Harris, Wilbert Jr. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 016221/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, November 18, 2014, ended July 1, 2019
Administrative Closing

Scarboro, Karrie vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 3022319/2014, Supreme Court - Kings, November 18, 2014, ended July 1, 2019
Settlement

Arnon, Lyndon, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV02700, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 2, 2014, ended December 31, 2014
Zero Disposition
Complaint, Second Amended Complaint
Description: On or about January 30, 2013, police officers entered and raided a building where the multiple Plaintiffs either resided, or, in the case of one Plaintiff, was lawfully present as a visitor. During the raid, the officers, inter alia, pointed guns at Plaintiffs, performed illegal detentions and searches, failed to provide Miranda rights, used excessive force, failed to allow Plaintiffs to put on proper clothes before they were taken outside, and unlawfully arrested several of the Plaintiffs. Once all residents had been removed from the premises, officers, without consent or a warrant, conducted a full search of the premises that went on for several hours. Later, after returning to the premises, the Plaintiffs fo...

Pruitt, Ronald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV00412, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 31, 2014, ended December 22, 2014
$35,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On June 14, 2012 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Plaintiff arrived at 451 Bristol Street in Brooklyn, New York and rang the doorbell. While he was waiting, four police officers surrounded him and then assaulted and battered him. The officers falsely arrested him and the Plaintiff did not resist or attempt to flee.

Andrews, Gregory vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01721, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 28, 2014, ended November 2, 2015
$7,501 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On February 17, 2013, Mr. Andrews was driving his car and was pulled over by two police officers on his way to do laundry. Without reasonable suspicion or probable cause that Mr. Andrews had committed a crime to justify the stop, the police officers had Mr. Andrews sit in his car for approximately thirty minutes after collecting his license and registration. During this time, one officer kept his hand on his gun and told the plaintiff he was under arrest for having a suspended license. Once out of the vehicle, Mr. Andrews was slammed face first on to the hood of the police car. Plaintiff was violently handcuffed and struck in the back of his head, neck and back several times. During the course of this incident,...

Bell, Michelle, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06790, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 18, 2013, ended October 23, 2014
$60,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On March 1, 2013 NYPD Officers unlawfully broke down the door to Plaintiffs' apartment and falsely accused Plaintiffs of possessing an unlicensed firearm. Plaintiff Michelle Bell was handcuffed in the apartment for approximately 3 hours. Plaintiff Joshua Bell-Simon was thrown to the ground where officers pointed rifles at him and one pinned him to the ground with foot. He was arrested at the apartment and transported to the 73rd precinct. After approximately 24 hours in custody, he was released with no charges filed against him. Plaintiff Larvelle Bell was escorted at gun-point to a room where he was kicked to the ground. Larvelle witnessed officers destroying property in the apartment before he was unlawfully ...

Millington, Wayne, et al. Obo J.,m. and J.,m. (2) vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV00324, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 4, 2013, ended July 2, 2013
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On September 14, 2011, plaintiff Vanessa Johnson and her children's apartment was unlawfully searched by defendant NYPD officers without a valid warrant. The NYPD officers were looking for a previous resident of the apartment, plaintiff Wayne Millington, who plaintiff Vanessa Johnson did not know. While searching her apartment, defendant officers unlawfully handcuffed Ms. Johnson's two children. Plaintiff tried calling 911 to complain that her children were being handcuffed, but an officer seized her phone and told the operator that police were already at the scene. The officers conducted an unlawful search of plaintiff's phone and took photos of the contents of her phone. No contraband was found in the apartme...

Knowles, Lance vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV04970, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 5, 2012, ended August 20, 2013
$12,500 Settlement

Butler, Andrea, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 013453/2012, Supreme Court - Kings, July 12, 2012, ended May 10, 2018
$15,000 Settlement

Newsome et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 14CV01935, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
$30,000 Settlement
Complaint

Mitchell et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 12CV02674, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Order/Judgment (Verdict)
Complaint

Pruitt v. The City of New York et al
Case # 14CV03969, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
$35,000 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation
Description: Plaintiff was falsely arrested as a suspect in a robbery although the witness was unsure of her identification that Plaintiff was the suspect. Case against Plaintiff was eventually dismissed for insufficient evidence.