'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.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Named in 3 known lawsuits, $135,000 total settlements.
Stolarik, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05858,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, August 7, 2015, ended December 17, 2018
First Amended Complaint
Unidentified officer requested that plaintiff stop taking photos of a fight. Defendant officer approached plaintiff and physically assaulted him. Defendant officer arrested plaintiff and transported him to the 44th precinct. Plaintiff was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, disorderly conduct, and harassment. All charges were dismissed.
Nelson, Orane vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV08029,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 23, 2014, ended April 15, 2015
Morgan, Duvall vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 021279/2014E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, March 25, 2014, ended November 26, 2014