'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 2 known lawsuits, $210,000 total settlements.
Hurdley v. Pagnotta et al
Case # 16CV04186,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2016
Defendant Officers pulled up next to Plaintiff in his parked vehicle, asked him for his license and what he was doing, and then went back to their car and blocked him in. Officers then attempted to pull Plaintiff out of the car and so he tried to drive away resulting in an injuring to Defendant Officer Pagnotta. Plaintiff fled the scene then later turned himself in and was charged with 120.11, 120.08, and a VTL violation. Plaintiff was convicted but the appellate division later reversed and dismissed the assault conviction due to insufficient evidence.
James Nauhn Sr., V The City of New York, New York City Police Department Officer, et al.
Case # 15CV06057,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 23, 2015, ended July 27, 2018
Plaintiff opened the door because he heard noises outside when he was pepper sprayed in the face and officers entered the residence without a warrant. 2 of the Plaintiffs were grabbed, assaulted, and arrested. Plaintiffs were charged with Dis Con, Resisting Arrest, and OGA, which were ACD'd