'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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 2 known lawsuits, $25,000 total settlements.
Avila, Panton vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01108,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 21, 2014, ended September 22, 2014
Gaines v. City of New York et al.
Case # 15CV04114,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Plaintiff and three other individuals observed a fight. Defendant officers stopped plaintiff and accused him of participating in the fight. Plaintiff was physically assaulted, treated at the hospital, relocated to the 90th precinct. Plaintiff was charged with assault in the second degree, assault in the third degree and resisting arrest.