'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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.
King v. The City of New York et al
Case # 16CV07425,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2016
Defendant Plainclothes officers appeared at Plaintiff's apartment and asked to search it. Plaintiff did not consent and then officers asked Plaintiff to accompany them to the Precinct. Plaintiff agreed and was then interrogated and held for 72 hours. Plaintiff was denied access to her attorney and was charged with assault and then murder. Plaintiff was denied a preliminary hearing.