'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.
Cabreja v. City of New York et al
Case # 06CV02229, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Wilkins Cabreja and friends were on a street corner, when Officer Nunez and his sergeant, Sgt. Hernandez, both known to Cabreja and his friends as cops, approached. Mr. Cabreja used a derogatory term to describe the officers ("these c---suckers don't have anything better to do with their time."). The officers grabbed Mr. Cabreja and one of his friends, threatened to arrest them, and threatened to snap their arms. One of the officers pulled Mr. Cabreja's arm behind his back and fractured his humerus bone.
Soto v. The City of New York et al
Case # 08CV06624, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Settled for undisclosed amount
Steven Soto was assaulted and arrested by NYPD officers without cause on November 24, 2007 at approximately 1:52 am inside a McDonalds. Mr. Soto was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Officers claimed that Soto approached the officer in a fighting stance and lunged at him. The assault on Me. Soto caused injuries, including lacerations and bruises, to his face, head, jaw, neck, shoulders and chest. He was treated at the Harlem Hospital Center and Bronx-Lebanon hospital.
Antun v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV07137, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Wellington Antun was walking down the street when he was suddenly approached by several plain clothes officers. Mr. Antun did not know they were police and ran. When the police identified themselves, Mr. Antun stopped. The officers struck Mr. Antun in the head with the butt of a gun, knocked him to the ground, kicked him in the ribs, and punched him in the face. Antun suffered a concussion, head trauma, bruises, lacerations, and received three staples in his head as a result of the force used by officers. The officers charged him with drug possession, filled out false police reports, and gave false and misleading testimony regarding the circumstances of the arrest. The charges were dismissed after eight months.
Adames v. The City of New York et al
Case # 10CV07966, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Martinez, Luis, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300571/2013, Supreme Court - Bronx
February 5, 2013, ended July 15, 2013
On the morning of February 10, 2016, Luis Martinez was leaving his home at 407 West 205th Street. POs Nunez, Lichtbraun, South, and Judge stopped Mr. Martinez, assaulted him, and arrested him. The officers destroyed and damaged his furniture and stole money, three necklaces, a diamond bracelet, and six rings from from Prisca Martinez.
Medina, Tomas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV09412, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
November 1, 2019
Rodriguez, Esmeralda vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV04626, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
June 17, 2020