'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.
'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 5 known lawsuits, $325,000 total settlements.
Stephens, Dante vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 800372/2023E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, January 12, 2023
Dyer, Mark, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 810223/2021E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, August 5, 2021, ended November 30, 2022
Hill, Jesse vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025211/2020E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, June 4, 2020, ended July 25, 2022
On or about March 24, 2017, Plaintiff and his friend traveled to the Bronx in a car rented and operated by Plaintiff’s friend. Plaintiff’s friend parked near a train station so they could take the train into Manhattan. Plaintiff and his friend later returned to the car to drive back home. Plaintiff was seated in the passenger side and his friend was operating the vehicle when several NYPD officers including Officers Nunez and Vaquez, ordered the Plaintiff’s friend to pull over without reasonable suspicion. Plaintiff’s friend complied and both he and Plaintiff were ordered out of the vehicle after showing ID. Officers recovered no contraband from Plaintiff but claimed to have found marijuana in Plaintiff’s frien...
Peralta, Manuel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV00605,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 1, 2016
On May 1, 2019, late at night, the plaintiff, Manuel Peralta, was standing on the sidewalk near his apartment speaking with a neighbor when that neighbor got into a heated verbal argument with a third man. Mr. Peralta began heading away from the argument and then saw two additional men running toward the group, at which point Mr. Peralta began running home. The two men were defendant NYPD Officers Andrew Distelhurst and Michael Gonzalez; they were dressed in plain clothes and never identified themselves as police officers or ordered Mr. Peralta to stop. The two men chased Mr. Peralta into his building. They forced the building's door open, and when he raised his hands in surrender, they turned him onto his stom...
Santos, Daniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 307592/2013,
Supreme Court - Bronx, January 10, 2014, ended July 28, 2015