'Exonerated': or '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': or 'Unable to Determine' - 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, $53,000 total settlements.
Almestica, Juan vs City of New York
Case # 026226/2018E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, May 31, 2018, ended September 14, 2018
Rivera, Eddie vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026710/2017E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, August 8, 2017, ended September 11, 2019
Delorbe-bell, Joel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV02344,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 30, 2015, ended June 21, 2016
Second Amended Complaint
Plaintiff was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by the NYPD for tinted windows. Defendant Officers ordered Plaintiff, who was recording the incident, out of the car and then forcibly grabbed him, searched him, and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was taken to the 44th Precinct and released with a summons for Dis Con which was dismissed at the first court appearance.