'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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.
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Steward, St. Clair vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 714217/2019,
Supreme Court - Queens, August 20, 2019, ended April 11, 2021
Plaintiff St. Clair Steward served over two and a half months on Rikers Island after being wrongfully arrested and charged with an attempted murder he did not commit.
On January 30th, 2018, K.W. was sitting in his car in Queens when an unknown perpetrator approached him and asked for directions accompanied by Gregory Campbell, who bore a firearm. Campbell fired the gun twice at K.W., striking the car door, though K.W. could not clearly see the shooter.
NYPD officers take DNA samples from the scene of the crime; officers Michael Cerullo, Christopher Dantonio, and Charles Venticinque interviewed K.W. and solicit mug shot identifications, which produce 2788 potential matches. Plaintiff St. Clair Steward is selec...