'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.
Named in 7 known lawsuits, $190,000 total settlements.
Mccreath v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 703809/2013,
Supreme Court - Queens, 2013
Varlack, Tynearia vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV00116,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 14, 2013, ended September 29, 2014
Cook, Eddie vs P.O. Lewis, Matthew, et al.
Case # 13CV05294,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 4, 2013, ended May 15, 2014
Shannon, Joseph E. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 707880/2014,
Supreme Court - Queens, November 12, 2014
John v. Lewis et al
Case # 15CV05346,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Defendant Officer Lewis stopped Plaintiff on the street, searched him, arrested him, and charged him with 170.20. Plaintiff was not convicted.
Callender, Shomari vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02936,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 13, 2016, ended March 7, 2017
First Amended Complaint
Defendant Officers pulled over Plaintiff's car for allegedly failing to properly signal and asked him for his license and registration. Since Plaintiff questioned the officers since he did not disobey any traffic laws, Defendant Officers dragged him out of the car, handcuffed him, assaulted him, and knocked a cell phone out of a passenger's hand who was trying to video the incident. Plaintiff was taken to the 113th Precinct and charged with OGA, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and making an illegal signal, which were ACD'd.
Pinnock, Loel vs Lewis, Matthew, et al.
Case # 16CV04502,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 13, 2016, ended September 14, 2018
Defendant Officers pulled over Plaintiff's car, ordered him out, searched it, arrested him, brought him to the 113th Precinct, and assaulted him. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital with multiple fractures.