'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 3 known lawsuits, $30,000 total settlements.
Duncan, Jamel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV07381,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 4, 2018, ended September 25, 2019
During the first incident, Plaintiff was approached by Defendant Officers who then arrested and searched him and took $65 from him. Plaintiff was then taken to the Precinct where he was searched and placed in a cell. Plaintiff was charged with unspecified charges which were later dismissed. The second incident occurred when the Plaintiff was sitting in his vehicle and was approached by Defendant Officers who asked him to exit his vehicle and then arrested him. Plaintiff was placed in Police vehicle and taken to the local precinct. Plaintiff was charged with unspecified charges which were later dismissed.
Freeman, Joshua vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 033168/2019E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, November 7, 2019, ended August 13, 2020
Benson, Laquan, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506147/2020,
Supreme Court - Kings, March 17, 2020