'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.
Brown et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 11CV01068,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2011
Summary Judgment for Defendant
Defendant Officers forcibly entered an apartment where Plaintiffs were overnight guests. Plaintiff 1 was handcuffed on the ground and Plaintiff 2 was forced to stand naked at gunpoint for 40 minutes. Finally, Plaintiff 2 was permitted to put on clothes and both Plaintiffs were taken to PSA 7, held for four hours, before being released without being charged for any offense.