'Exonerated': 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': The 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.
Syed v. City Of New York et al
Case # 16CV04789,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2016
Mr. Syed is a Pakistani-American and an observant Sunni Muslim. His faith requires him to have a beard at least an inch long, but NYPD policies conflict with this. He wants the policies changed.