'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 3 known lawsuits, $25,000 total settlements.
Desalvatore, Louis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05941,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 7, 2016, ended June 15, 2018
On November 17, 2014, Plaintiff was in the car with friends when the driver pulled into a gas station. The friends exited the vehicle and Plaintiff remained in the vehicle. A defendant NYPD officer approached one of Plaintiff’s friends and spoke to him briefly before returning to his vehicle. Plaintiff and his friends then left the gas station. After driving for a short time, NYPD officers pulled the vehicle over and arrested all four individuals, including Plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken to the precinct and charged with, among other things, burglary, larceny, trespassing, and criminal possession of stolen property. All charges were ultimately dismissed.
Jack, Savalos vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00679,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 23, 2015, ended October 5, 2017
On September 25, 2014, plaintiff Savalos Jack went to his bank, to engage in a transaction. When the transaction was concluded, he was informed that the bank had been robbed. A bank employee requested that he provide his personal identifying information before exiting, and an NYPD officer asked him if he had seen anything, and he told her he had not. Later, Jack went to his workplace, the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center, Inc. While at work, Jack received a call from a police officer asking him about the robbery and stating that the officer wanted to go to his workplace to receive a statement from him. Jack then went to the principal's office to explain the situation and found 2 plainclothes officer...
Rodriguez, Paula vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 014475/2013,
Supreme Court - Kings, August 30, 2013