'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.
'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.
Named in 2 known lawsuits, $12,500 total settlements.
Scott et al v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 16CV00834,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2016
Second Amended Complaint
Plaintiffs and guests were at their residence when Defendant Officers came to the door, demanded entry, and violently assaulted Plaintiffs, including manhandling a pregnant women, staring at a naked woman, and using a taser and pepper spray on another Plaintiff. One Plaintiff was released, One Plaintiff was taken to the hospital, and two Plaintiffs were taken to PSA 9, and charged with OGA and Resisting Arrest. Charges were dismissed and sealed.
Depas, Emmanuel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03167,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 21, 2014, ended January 1, 2015