'Exonerated': or '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': 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 3 known lawsuits, $87,501 total settlements.
Corrica, Sean vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00345,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 2, 2017, ended October 1, 2018
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff, who was in a lawfully parked vehicle and not engaged in any suspicious or illegal activity, and requested that Plaintiff exit his vehicle. Upon exit, Defendant Myers twisted and pulled Plaintiff's arm behind his back. Defendant Officers then began illegally searching the Plaintiff and his vehicle, finding no evidence of any guns, drugs, or contraband. Defendant Officers arrested Plaintiff, brought him to the local area precinct, and later to Queens County Central Booking, where he was arraigned on a criminal complaint of the false allegations made by Defendant Officers, which were later dismissed.
Ford, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02046,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 9, 2016, ended March 22, 2017
First Amended Complaint
Plaintiff was at his girlfriend's apartment when Defendant Officers rushed in, struck plaintiff in the head with a shield, dragged him to the living room, and handcuffed him. The Defendant Officers searched the home for hours looking for guns but did not recover any. They strip searched Plaintiff in his bathroom and then arrested him and took him to the precinct. Plaintiff was charged with a knife recovered from the kitchen drawer in the apartment, small bag of marijuana found inside the couch, and violating an order of protection that had ever existed. A grand jury voted to dismiss all the charges
Sawyer, William vs City of New York
Case # 700226/2015,
Supreme Court - Queens, December 18, 2014, ended March 22, 2019