'Exonerated': Also referred to as 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Unsubstantiated': 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 4 known lawsuits, $17,500 total settlements.
Smalls, Andrew vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV02326,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 9, 2014
Yusuf et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV05545,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
1st Incident: Plaintiff was falsely arrested for trespassing, taken to the 100th PCT, and then released without charges after the DA declined to prosecute.2nd incident: Officers warrantlessly entered Plaintiff's apartment, handcuffed everyone, including teenagers, searched it, then unhandcuffed everyone and left. 3rd incident: Plaintiff was approached while walking the street and given a summons for a city park regulation, which was later dismissed. 4th/5th incident: Officers Byrd and Mitchell taunted Plaintiff about his weight and gave him a bogus summons. 6th incident: Plaintiff was falsely arrested for a robbery and assault, the charges were later dismissed.
Mcleod, Floyd Duprey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00312,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 3, 2016, ended December 23, 2016
Plaintiff was riding his bicycle when defendant officers stopped him, Officer Ripa made racist remarks, then arrested him, and brought him to a local precinct. Plaintiff was then taken to a Hospital but immediately released because there was nothing psychically or mentally wrong with him. Plaintiff was charged with 240.20 and VTL 1127 which were later dismissed.
Young, Shaun vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV03028,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 22, 2018
Defendant Officers assaulted and arrested Plaintiff in response to a report than a man was robbed at knife-point. Plaintiff needed to be treated at a hospital. Plaintiff charged with Robbery in the first degree, robbery in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, resisting arrest, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.