'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 2 known lawsuits, $29,000 total settlements.
Weeks, Antoine vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 714964/2021,
Supreme Court - Queens, September 3, 2021
Achee, Christian, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV05386,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 2, 2019, ended October 29, 2021
On October 31, 2016, plaintiff (Christian Achee) was on a run when he was stopped by NYPD officers Edward Silvester, Michael Mendola, William Schroder, Lewis, and Antoine. Without justification, the officers tightly handcuffed plaintiff, tasered him, and dragged him on the ground. Plaintiff was transported to Jamaica Hospital and remained in police custody until he was released on November 1, 2016. On November 3, 2016, officers kicked open the door leading into plaintiffs’ (Christian and Maushea Achee) residence without warning and assaulted them. An officer grabbed Maushea's arms, handcuffed her in an overly tight manner, pushed her onto the floor, and put his foot on her neck. Despite having a large wound, Ma...