'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.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Named in 2 known lawsuits, $60,000 total settlements.
Long, Norman vs Police Officers Alerte, Richard, et al.
Case # 19CV06217,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 19, 2019, ended March 20, 2020
On July 6, 2018, NYPD Officers executed a search warrant at 487 Carlton Avenue, Apt. 25K, where Mr. Norman Long lives with roommates. Mr. Long was arrested for possession of a small amount of oxycodone, even though the oxycodone was prescribed to him by a doctor and therefore in his possession lawfully. The Officers unreasonably used force while arresting Mr. Long. At no point did Mr. Long resist arrest. During the execution of the warrant, the Officers also seized around $5,000 from Mr. Long's closet. Mr. Long was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Long returned to court four times and each time entered a not-guilty plea. Mr. Long moved to suppress the evidence recovered from the search by cha...
Tucker et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV04403,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2010
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff 1 as he was about to enter his home, demanded to go inside, and Officer Luti pushed him. After Plaintiff 2 witnessed this and was intimidated, he allowed officers to enter the home. Officer Luti put Plaintiff 1 in a headlock while Officer Rodriguez repeatedly punched him. Officers continued to assault him, then handcuffed him, brought him to the 73rd Precinct, and charged him with OGA, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Assault in the Third Degree, and Harassment in the Second Degree, which were all eventually dismissed.