'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': The CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
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Named in 2 known lawsuits, $25,000 total settlements.
Gause, Tyrone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV02986,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 31, 2013, ended April 18, 2014
Pruitt v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV04534,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff while he was driving his car and put him in a lineup for a recent robbery. Although the victim did not identify Plaintiff, Plaintiff was arrested anyway and charged with Robbery in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny, Possession of Stole Property, Assault, Menacing, and Harassment. The charges against him were later dismissed, but his property was vouchered and returned to the wrong person.