'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
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Named in 8 known lawsuits, $121,003 total settlements.
Adams, Dennis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03401,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 14, 2018, ended March 14, 2022
Plaintiff and friends were pulled over in a car for allegedly not using a turn signal. Defendant Officers interrogated the group and then searched the car. Plaintiffs were removed from the car. Defendant Officer recovered marijuana from the search, and arrested the group for possession of marijuana. Plaintiff was charged with possession of a controlled substance, phencyclidine.
Weiss, Eric vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00776,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 26, 2016
Plaintiff was inside of a vehicle being operated by a friend when the vehicle was pulled over by Mark Scarlatelli and John Doe and ordered both the Plaintiff and John Doe to get out of the vehicle without cause or justification and proceeded to unreasonable search the Plaintiff without any reasonable suspicion that the Plaintiff had either committed, was committing, or was about to commit any crime/offense. Defendant officers removed a pill bottle from Plaintiff's pocket which contained the Plaintiff's lawfully prescribed daily medication. Defendant Officers ignored his explanation and the fact that he had a letter and prescriptions from his doctor in his bag that was in the vehicle proving it was lawfully pres...
Gondola, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00369,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 2, 2016
Defendant officers pulled over a vehicle where Plaintiff was a passenger, search the passengers and the car, and arrested Plaintiff and the passengers. Plaintiff was brought to the 120th Precinct and charged with drug possession for lawfully prescribed pills found in the driver's purse. All charges against all passengers were dismissed.
Pandiani, Andrew vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06346,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 12, 2015, ended November 5, 2019
Rodman, Joseph vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04042,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 20, 2015, ended August 11, 2016
Plaintiff was driving his vehicle when he was pulled over by plainclothes defendant Officer Moyer. Plaintiff was tightly handcuffed, arrested and detained in an unmarked van. Another officer threw the Plaintiff on the floor of the van and drove recklessly while defendant officer Moyer failed to intervene. The Plaintiff also requested his medication, which the defendant officer refused. After five hours, the plaintiff was escorted to the 120th precinct.
Itkin, Matthew vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00187,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 15, 2015
Orlando, Vincent, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV05331,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 19, 2014, ended March 24, 2015
Both plaintiffs were in a vehicle owned by Plaintiff 1 when they were stopped by an unmarked car. Four plainclothes defendant officers approached plaintiff's 1 vehicle and searched both plaintiffs. They tightly handcuffed and detained plaintiffs in a van driven by defendant officers Banghart and Sposito. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were taken to either 121st or 123rd Precinct. They were brought on unspecified charges, which were later dismissed.
Stewart, Ameir, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV02854,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 15, 2014, ended September 20, 2016