'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 10 known lawsuits, $741,751 total settlements.
Besuden, Nicolle vs City of New York
Case # 21CV08452,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 9, 2021
Minett, Ryan vs City of New York
Case # 21CV08161,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 7, 2021
Walters, Kadeen vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV07378,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 23, 2021
Kye, Kiyee, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV03660,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 11, 2021
Rohan, Dirk vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159736/2018,
Supreme Court - New York, October 24, 2018
Hutchinson, Anthony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 507750/2018,
Supreme Court - Kings, April 17, 2018
Hunt, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03172,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 16, 2018, ended November 2, 2018
On May 7, 2016, plaintiff was biking along Times Square when defendants hit plaintiff in the leg with a baton, pushed him into a concrete barrier and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was arrested and transported to an NYPD precinct. Defendants O'Hare and Amaya forwarded false evidence to the DA's Office in order to justify his arrest, due to which he was detained for nearly two days. The case against plaintiff was ultimately adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
Cabot, Ruben, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01991,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 22, 2017, ended January 9, 2018
While Plaintiffs were riding their bicycles, they observed Defendant Officers construct a human chain link, and ordering Plaintiffs to "GET THE FUCK OFF THE BIKES AND GET ON THE GROUND!" Plaintiffs complied and Defendant Officers handcuffed and arrested both. The Defendants informed them that they were jumping on cars and Plaintiffs informed them that they were making a mistake. Both Plaintiffs were brought to the Manhattan Detention Complex and were imprisoned based on false allegations that Plaintiffs were riding against traffic, weaving in and out of lanes, and almost hitting vehicles and pedestrians. Plaintiffs were charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct and were released upon arraignment...
Rivera, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02874,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 17, 2016, ended August 9, 2019
On March 8, 2015, plaintiff witnessed and recorded a physical struggle between his neighbor and two defendant officers taking place in the hallway of his apartment building. More defendant officers arrived and one pointed her weapon at plaintiff until he cleared the hallway yet continued to record from his apartment unit before having the phone he was recording with grabbed by another defendant officer and being arrested without probable cause. Defendant officers then unlawfully searched plaintiffs apartment and his phone. Plaintiff repeatedly complained his handcuffs and ankle shackles were too tight, was ignored, and imprisoned in the precinct for about 12 hours. Plaintiff was transferred to central booking w...
Schoolcraft v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 10CV06005,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY,
Second Amended Complaint
Lawsuit against high ranking NYPD officials to silence, intimidate, threaten and retaliate against plaintiff for his documentation and disclosure of corruption with the NYPD. Specifically, that the NYPD had established an illegal quota policy for the issuance of summonses and arrests and that defendants were falsifying and instructing police officers to suborn perjury on police reports in order to distort COMPSTAT statistics. In order to prevent disclosure of these acts, defendants unlawfully entered plaintiff's home, had him forcibly removed in handcuffs, seized his personal effects, including evidence he had gathered documenting NYPD corruption and had him admitted to Jamaica Hospital Center against his will...