'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 2 known lawsuits, $1,035,000 total settlements.
Canales v. City Of New York , et al
Case # 15CV05202,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Plaintiff, who is autistic, was leaning on a vehicle parked in front of his house. He was approached by the officers who asked various times what was he doing there. Officers then grabbed him, slammed him on the concrete, punched and arrested him. Plaintiff was taken to a precinct but later released with no charges after his mother spoke to the commanding officer.
H.,d., et al. vs The City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07698,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 3, 2016, ended April 10, 2019
Class action by LAS challenging the constitutionality of NYPL 240.37-Loitering for the Purposes of Engaging in a Prostitution Offense. Contact Cynthia for more information on the defendants.