'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, $159,000 total settlements.
Dorsainvil, Joery vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV02323,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 17, 2019, ended May 18, 2021
On October 9, 2014, Detective Michelle Gerlick arrested plaintiff and he was detained in custody until April 22, 2016 on false charges of attempted murder (2nd deg.) assault (1st and 2nd deg.), attempted assault, poss. of a weapon (2nd and 4th deg.), poss. of a firearm. Plaintiff was arrested without probable cause and indicted because Defendant lied under oath.
Chinweuba, Chidozie vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04301,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 16, 2014, ended April 26, 2017
On June 27,2014, plaintiff was placed under arrest. His lawyer told police not to question him, but once at the precinct, he was interrogated by detectives Morra and Ubieta. When plaintiff refused to incriminate himself, Ubietra kicked him in the neck repeatedly. Plaintiff then suffered an asthma attack but was denied his inhaler. This attack left plaintiff with a broken rib and damaged kidney. When put back in his cell, plaintiff began to vomit blood and was initially refused medical attention. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with internal bleeding and was given medication, which defendants threw away when he returned to the hospital. The next day, he went tot the hospital again and defendants again threw aw...