'Unsubstantiated': The 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 2 known lawsuits, $35,000 total settlements.
Scotland, Paul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV06134,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 10, 2018, ended January 17, 2019
As the Plaintiff was socializing on a street corner, the Defendant Officers of whose identity was unknown at the time, approached the Plaintiff and began chasing him. The Defendant Officers ñ including defendants Hairston and Velez, chased the Plaintiff to his apartment building and arrested him handcuffing him behind his back. The Defendant Officers Hairston and Velez then patted down and searched the Plaintiff and found marijuana inside his shirt pocket. The Plaintiff was transported to the 24th precinct. At the precinct, Defendants Doe 1-3 conducted a visual body cavity search of Plaintiff. Defendants Det. Hairston and PO Velez collectively fabricated false story. The Plaintiff was charged with Resisting Arr...
Vargas, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03658,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 27, 2018, ended October 21, 2019
As Plaintiff was leaving his apartment building, Defendant officer in plainclothes approached him, assaulted him with fists and a police radio, and arrested Plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken to a precinct and denied medical attention for an unreasonable amount of time.