'Exonerated': 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.
'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.
Haynes v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06793, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Plaintiff was walking home and was approaching his door when an unmarked police car pulled up, called him over, and subjected him to a search. When the officers were leaving, Plaintiff tried to take a picture of their license plate and so the driver reversed the car into him, knocking him over. Officers searched him again while he was lying on the ground and then left without calling for an ambulance.
Jackson, Donnell vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04109, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
November 20, 2015
Plaintiff was falsely arrested twice for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. The first time plaintiff was waiting for his friend at his friend's house while the defendant officers came into the house, falsely arrested him and brought plaintiff to the 73rd precinct. The second time plaintiff was running back from his home to his friend's house nearby while defendant officers stopped him and falsely accused plaintiff of having a weapon. Both of the cases, the charges were dismissed.
Wise, Divone vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV06228, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
November 6, 2017, ended June 6, 2018
Plaintiff was standing near the entryway to his apartment buildings speaking with his brother when Three plainclothes officers approached and placed plaintiffís brother in handcuffs. Defendant officer McCarthy demanded that plaintiff turn over the keys to his apartment. Plaintiff refused and tried to walk away. Plaintiff was then handcuffed, taken to the 77th Precinct, interrogated, and charged with false charges that were later dismissed.