'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.
Named in 6 known lawsuits, $137,900 total settlements.
Hillard et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01011,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Defendant Officers broke into Plaintiff's apartment with guns drawn, tightly handcuffed and arrested the plaintiffs, brought them to the 73rd precinct, and filed false charges against them. All charges against the Plaintiffs were ACD'd
Long, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 005768/2014,
Supreme Court - Kings, April 16, 2014
Frazier, Rashad vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV00773,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 11, 2014, ended April 23, 2015
Simon v. Brooklyn North Narcotics Division et al
Case # 13CV06545,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2013
Settled for undisclosed amount
RICHBURG v. City of New York et al.
Case # 12CV05590,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
Plaintiff was leaving a friend's house when defendant officers conducted a raid. As per defendant officers' demands, the Plaintiff laid down on the ground, and officers proceed to assault him with shields and asps. Plaintiff was then handcuffed and transported to the 75th Precinct. During the ride, plaintiff lost consciousness, defecated, and urinated on himself. When he was sent to Central Booking, he waited for three days until he was hospitalized. He was refused a change of clothes. Instead, defendant officers mocked him during this time. When he returned to Central Booking, he was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and assault in the 3rd degree. These charges were later d...
Coulter et al. v. City of New York et al.
Case # 09CV04820,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2009
Defendant Officers exited undercover van and approached plaintiffs. Defendant Officers ran license plate of plaintiffs' rented car. Defendant officers searched plaintiffs, searched the vehicle, and went to police vehicle and came back and searched vehicle again. The defendant officers arrested the plaintiffs and brought them to the Highland Park restroom to perform a strip search; plaintiffs refused. Plaintiffs were then brought to the 75th precinct. At the arraignment, defendant officers accused plaintiffs of possessing plastic bags with marijuana residue. All charges against all plaintiffs were dismissed.