'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - 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': 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.
Samuel, Saquis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 518117/2020,
Supreme Court - Kings, September 30, 2020, ended October 14, 2021
On September 15th, 2019, plaintiff Samuel Saquis was driving home in the vicinity of Atlantic Avenue and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn when he was stopped, handcuffed, and arrested by officers Stephanie Perez, Tiffany Martinez, and Officers John Doe. Though the plaintiff was not engaged in any unlawful activity, he was arrested and transported to the 77th precinct, where he was subjected to a strip search and held for several hours before being moved to Kings County Central Booking. Plaintiff was then arraigned and falsely charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and improper coating on side windows. Then, his case was dismissed upon application of the office o...