'Exonerated': Also referred to as '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': 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 11 known lawsuits, $1,080,000 total settlements.
Mcmanus, Harvey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 501655/2017,
Supreme Court - Kings, February 2, 2017
Gaffney, Gregory vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517036/2016,
Supreme Court - Kings, October 3, 2016, ended April 3, 2018
Brown, Devon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 509498/2016,
Supreme Court - Kings, July 1, 2016, ended January 26, 2018
Bookard, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 515361/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, February 19, 2016, ended December 5, 2016
Allen, Lisa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06337,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 10, 2015, ended May 9, 2016
Plaintiff was at a friends, went to the store, and then returned to the friend's apartment to find 5-10 police officers outside. Plaintiff saw an officer punch her friend's son in the face and when she objected she was also handcuffed and assaulted. Plaintiff was taken to a precinct for 7 hours and then issued a summons by Officer Ettienne for 240.20(2), which was later dismissed.
Winley, Brandon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 012579/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, October 22, 2015
Clark, Stanley vs Ettienne, Vaughn, et al.
Case # 15CV04961,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 27, 2015, ended April 11, 2016
Plaintiff opened his apartment door and defendant officers grabbed him, punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, and assaulted him. Plaintiff was handcuffed, searched, and taken to central booking where he was prosecuted for Assault in the 2nd Degree. Plaintiff eventually accepted an ACD.
King, Kamaal vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00497,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 4, 2015, ended July 14, 2016
Plaintiff was in his apt when asked by defendant officers to show keys of the apt. he also showed a coned bill proving he lived there. Nevertheless he was arrested for Crim. Trespass in the 2nd and 3rd Degree. Case was ACD'd.
Greene et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06436,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
First Amended Complaint
Defendant Officers forcibly entered the Plaintiffs home, shoved, handcuffed, and assaulted Plaintiffs. Defendant Officers tased one Plaintiff who then suffered a heart attack and had to be taken to a hospital where he was shackled to the bed. Charges were filed against Plaintiffs which were all later dismissed.
Julien, Ebonique vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV09942,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 17, 2014, ended December 17, 2015
First Amended Complaint
Defendant officers claimed Plaintiff stole a moped even though clear evidence and the victim said otherwise. Plaintiff charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, later dismissed.
Jenkins, Melvin vs Aux Sergeant Elder, Lomax, et al.
Case # 12CV04165,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 15, 2013, ended September 22, 2015
After Plaintiff honked his horn at defendant officers who were blocking traffic, they chased and assaulted him. Also, PO Ettienne claimed he recovered three .88 caliber cartridges from Plaintiff's pocket, when he recovered them from the van