'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.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Danner, Jennifer as Adm of The Estate of Danner, Debborah vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV00332,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 9, 2018, ended January 17, 2019
Plaintiff, a woman with known mental health issues, was displaying loud behavior in her apartment, prompting her building supervisor to call 911 for an ambulance. Officers from the 43rd Precinct and EMTs arrived at the apartment, along with Plaintiff's sister. Although Plaintiff posed no threat and was alone in her apartment, Defendant Officer Hugh Barry shot her. Plaintiff was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.