'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.
Rowley, Brittany By Fng Rowley, Delmus, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 000555/2013,
Supreme Court - Kings, January 17, 2013, ended August 16, 2017