Matthew Mellas

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Service Record

Agency New York City New York Police Department
Rank Officer
Badge Number 29427[1]
Dates of Service Hired in July 2012.[1]
Salary $130,000 (2022)[1]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Brian Astarita

Response Timeline

On February 24, 2023, the state's Attorney General's Office declined to press charges against the officers as it would not be able to prove the use of excessive force "beyond a reasonable doubt".[2][3]

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  2. Samantha Max, No charges against NYPD officers who shot a man with a BB gun during Brooklyn car stop, Gothamist, 2023-02-27
  3. Report on the Investigation into the Death of Brian Astarita, Office of the New York State Attorney General, 2023-02-24