'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.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Named in 2 known lawsuits, $25,000 total settlements.
Stolarik v. City of New York et al.
Case # 15CV05858,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
First Amended Complaint
Unidentified officer requested that plaintiff stop taking photos of a fight. Defendant officer approached plaintiff and physically assaulted him. Defendant officer arrested plaintiff and transported him to the 44th precinct. Plaintiff was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, disorderly conduct, and harassment. All charges were dismissed.
Nelson v. The City Of New York , et al
Case # 14CV08029,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2014