'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 8 known lawsuits, $166,500 total settlements.
Ortiz, Robert J. vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 19CV03522,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 27, 2019
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
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 wa...
Ellman, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152932/2016,
Supreme Court - New York, April 19, 2016, ended December 12, 2018
Holley, Terrence vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV09797,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 30, 2015, ended June 5, 2017
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.
Thornton, James C. vs Moroney, Thomas, et al.
Case # 13CV08912,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 14, 2014, ended June 20, 2014
Williams, Paul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159924/2013,
Supreme Court - New York, December 3, 2013, ended February 2, 2015
Trevor v. The City of New York
Case # 400103-2013,
Supreme Court - New York, 2013