'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.
'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, $875,000 total settlements.
Bailey, Clarence vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV02091,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 4, 2014, ended April 7, 2016
Plaintiff was charged with attempted murder after a nightclub brawl. Defendant Officers accused of coercing witnesses.
Orzechowski et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV00147,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2010
First Amended Complaint
Defendant Plainclothes Officers approached Plaintiff 1 when entering his residential building, searched him, assaulted him, handcuffed him and re-searched him. Plaintiff 2 inquired as to what was happening and was verbally and physically assaulted. Plaintiffs were brought to the 83rd precinct, Plaintiff 2 charged with OGA and Resisting arrest, which were later adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. Plaintiff 1 was charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, and Dis Con, which were later adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. Plaintiff 2 denied medication in custody.
Sample v. the City of New York et al
Case # 01CV05131,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2001