'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.
Failed to make required entries in Department logs.
Wrongfully discourteous to an individual known to the Department.
Penalty: A - Command Discipline
Recommendation: Command Discipline - A
Wrongful strip search of a person known to the Department.
Penalty: Vacation days (10 days)
Outlaw, Curtis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 507694/2020,
Supreme Court - Kings, May 28, 2020, ended August 12, 2021
On December 4, 2019, Plaintiff was entering his car, which was legally parked, when defendant P.O.s Steven Sheppard and John Does #1-10 approached Plaintiff's vehicle and asked for his license and registration. Plaintiff asked why they needed it, and defendants refused to answer. When Plaintiff again asked why he was being stopped, defendants opened plaintiff's car door, grabbed him by the arm, and ripped him out of the vehicle. Defendants then threw Plaintiff against his own car, dislocating his shoulder. Defendants handcuffed Plaintiff while his shoulder was dislocated and put him in a police car, though he had committed no crime and was not violating the law. At no point did plaintiff resist arrest. Plaintif...