Complaint from April 3, 2020

Case number 202002635
Incident: April 3, 2020
Received: April 10, 2020
Closed: April 21, 2022

Reason for contact: C/V telephoned PCT
Location: Street/highway
Officer: Russell, Colin White Male
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Officer: Napolitano, Michael White Male
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Officer: Melendez, Matthew Hispanic Male
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Melendez, Matthew Hispanic Male
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Perez, Stephanie Hispanic Female
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Russell, Colin White Male
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Officer: Sinner, Michael White Male
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

Officer Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Russell, Colin
White Male
Force: Physical force Exonerated
Napolitano, Michael
White Male
Force: Chokehold Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU - Decision Pending
Melendez, Matthew
Hispanic Male
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Melendez, Matthew
Hispanic Male
Discourtesy: Word Unfounded
Perez, Stephanie
Hispanic Female
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Russell, Colin
White Male
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded
Sinner, Michael
White Male
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Unfounded

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.

Further details on conclusion definitions.