'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.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unsubstantiated': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.
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Named in 4 known lawsuits.
Sce Group v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08909,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2018
Fennell v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 028104/2018,
Supreme Court - Bronx, 2018
Muhammad v. City of New York et al
Case # 17CV00625,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2017
Three days before Plaintiff's arrest, an individual was shot a block away from Plaintiff's home, where Plaintiff was during that time. Shortly after, Plaintiff exited his building and was stopped and questioned by officers about his location. NYPD obtained video footage, confirming Plaintiff's location at the time of the shooting. Nonetheless, Defendant Officers arrested Plaintiff on attempted murder and other felony charges. Plaintiff was placed in a sham lineup and wrongfully identified by the witness. Plaintiff spent about seven months on Rikers Island, where he was sprayed with several chemical agents on several occasions. After prosecutors reviewed the video footage, Plaintiff was ROR and charges were dism...
Frost v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV04843,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Plaintiff became a "person of interest" in a murder investigation and was unlawfully interrogated by officers at the 40th Precinct for months. He was arrested 6 months later, put in an unlawful photo array, assaulted by corrections officers at Rikers on multiple occasions, including use of mace, physical assault, and unlawful strip searches. Plaintiff was acquitted of charges by jury trial after 42 months in jail.