'Exonerated': 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': The 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.
Cross v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV02040, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Fessale et al v. City Of New York et al
Case # 11CV00894, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Kidd v. City of New York et al
Case # 13CV00097, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Summary Judgment for Defendant
Hooper v. City of New York et al.
Case # 15CV04129, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Plaintiff was arrested by defendant officers at aforementioned address. Plaintiff was accused of disposing of a firearm in the garbage. Plaintiff was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second and fourth degrees. Plaintiff plead guilty and was in jail for a year. After the presentation of new evidence against defendant officers, plaintiff's plea of guilt was vacated and all charges against the defendant were dismissed.
Herring v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV00276, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff while he was on the phone with a friend outside his building. Officers handcuffed him, brought him to the 67th precinct, strip searched him, and questioned him for 3-4 hours trying to get information from him. Plaintiff was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, which was dismissed 19 months later on the prosecutor's motion.
Hunter v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06645, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY