'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.
'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.
Trevor v. The City of New York
Case # 400103-2013, Supreme Court - New York
Williams, Paul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159924/2013, Supreme Court - New York
December 3, 2013, ended February 2, 2015
Thornton, James C. vs Moroney, Thomas, et al.
Case # 13CV08912, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
January 14, 2014, ended June 20, 2014
Holley v. The City Of New York , et al
Case # 15CV09797, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
While Plaintiff was walking down the street, an unmarked van stopped in front of him and defendant officers in plainclothes grabbed and arrested him. Plaintiff was taken to the 25th Precinct and charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, which was later dismissed by the DA.
Ellman, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152932/2016, Supreme Court - New York
April 19, 2016, ended December 12, 2018
Wiggins, Fay vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02072, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
April 25, 2017, ended February 22, 2018
Defendant Officers, including Defendant Detective Lopez, knocked on Plaintiff's door on 1/15 asking if Plaintiff called the police in need of help and Plaintiff denied doing so. A few days later, Plaintiff was startled awake by plainclothes Defendant Detectives. Defendant Detective placed a few small baggies of crack cocaine on Plaintiff's dresser and asked if drugs belonged to Plaintiff. After Plaintiff denied possession, Defendant Detective told Plaintiff to get dressed and reveal other drugs. Plaintiff was tightly handcuffed and Defendant Detective ignored Plaintiff's complaints of pain. Defendant Detective conducted a search of the entire apartment and did not find any drugs or unlawful things. Plaintiff was put in the van, not secured with a seat belt, and fell several times to the floor. Plaintiff was brought to a holding cell at the precinct and arraigned three days later for charges of 220.16(1) Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and 220.50(2) Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree. Plaintiff was unable to post bail and was transported to Rikers Island, where she remained for another two days. Plaintiff was released because the DA could not procure an indictment and later dismissed all charges.
Cintron, Tyrike Whom The Police Misspelled Cintron, Trike vs City of New York et al.
Case # 160715/2018, Supreme Court - New York
November 27, 2018, ended March 19, 2020
Ortiz, Robert J. vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 19CV03522, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
June 27, 2019