'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.
Named in 9 known lawsuits, $50,000 total settlements.
Guzman, Aaron vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 014673/2014,
Supreme Court - Kings, October 15, 2014
Holley v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01202,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Second Amended Complaint
1st Incident: Plaintiff stepped out of a deli and was accosted by Defendants officer Walsh who immediately arrested him, tightly handcuffed him, and forcefully searched him. Plaintiff was brought to the 75th Precinct, strip-searched, and then charged with PL 220.39 'Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree', which was later dismissed. 2nd Incident: Defendant officers arrived at a party and began to assault a female there. Plaintiff's brother started recording the incident and was then assaulted as well. When Plaintiff told them to stop he was also assaulted, arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, denied medical care, and charged with PL 120.05(3) 'Assault in the second degree, which was later...
Moore, Douglas A. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 001338/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, February 2, 2015
Richey, Xavier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 007613/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, June 22, 2015, ended July 31, 2015
Holley, Tony, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00383,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 3, 2016, ended February 8, 2017
Plaintiff 1 was in his parked car talking to a friend when defendant officers approached, forced him to exit the vehicle, and forcibly pushed him to the floor. Plaintiff 2 attempted to record the incident and was attacked by the officers. Plaintiffs were arrested, taken to the 73rd Precinct, and charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, and Dis Con. Charges were later dismissed against both Plaintiffs.
Yunus, Equan, Jr. vs Dawkins, Paul, et al.
Case # 16CV04465,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 19, 2016, ended April 13, 2018
Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff as he was leaving his friend's building, falsely accused him of gambling, arrested him, and took him into custody. Plaintiff was charged with possession of a gambling instrument, which was later dismissed.
Lamothe, Brenden vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 17CV05992,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2018, ended May 10, 2019
John, Christopher vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03240,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 5, 2018, ended January 21, 2020
Plaintiff was in his car with all the windows down when he was pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle. Defendant Officers asked Plaintiff to roll up all windows and then declared that Plaintiff's vehicle had excessive window tinting. Defendant Officers asked for Plaintiff's license to which he complied and was then asked to get out of the vehicle. Plaintiff did not initially leave the vehicle and thus Defendant Officers pulled him out of the vehicle after claiming that Plaintiff had warrants. Defendant was arrested and taken to the 73rd Precinct. All charges against Plaintiff were eventually dismissed. The second incident occurred about two months later where Plaintiff was sitting in his parked car. Plaintif...
Community Pawn Holding Llc D/b/a, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV11870,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 14, 2020