'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.
'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 5 known lawsuits, $58,500 total settlements.
O'Brien v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV02831,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2012
First Amended Complaint
When Plaintiff noticed her friend in the back of a police car she asked defendant officers why she was being arrested. In response, officers threw her to the ground, tightly handcuffed her, and brought her to the 79th Precinct, where she was denied medical attention and charged with resisting arrest, which was ACD'd at arraignments.
Beckles, Shane vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 020418/2013,
Supreme Court - Kings, December 5, 2013
Elliott-owens, Denise as Adm of Owens, Na'im (deceased) vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04751,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 18, 2015
After public outcry over his brother death in 2007 at the hands of police, Naim Owens was repeatedly harassed by NYPD officers. In 2014, Naim himself was shot at 18 times by police officers at hit in the torso. He died a week later because of the wound. Plaintiff alleges that not only did the police lie and say that Naim was armed when he was shot, but that they also interfered with his physical recovery.
Jaime, Luis Jimmy, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV08575,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 13, 2017, ended November 8, 2018
Alexander, Elijah vs P.O. Cash, Gerard, et al.
Case # 511919/2018,
Supreme Court - Kings, August 6, 2018