'Exonerated': or '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.
'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 5 known lawsuits, $30,000 total settlements.
Roldan, Gabriel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV09560,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 8, 2021
On October 23, 2020, plaintiff Gabriel Roldan was lawfully walking on the sidewalk when Officer James Weik told him that they were going to arrest him. Defendants, including Officer James Weik, Officer Joseph Rodelli, and Lieutenant Joseph Algerio, took plaintiff to the ground and held him face down. Even though he was pinned down by three officers, Officer Rodelli began punching plaintiff on the side and back of his body. Officer Weik then tased plaintiff, while he was held face down on the ground, at least three times. As this occurred Lieutenant Algerio stood by and watched, and his body camera had a clear view of Officer Weik tasing plaintff.
Thelusma, Jemaly vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07081,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 21, 2017, ended December 6, 2017
The plaintiff was told by family and friends that a warrant was out for his arrest with regards to a Weapon Possession Charge. The basis of the alleged warrant was from September 5, 2013 when the defendant officer found weapons in the safe of †113≠11†201†Street. The plaintiff did not reside at said location nor have any knowledge of the contents of that apartment. On September 11, 2013 the plaintiff turned himself in to the 113th Precinct after speaking with his lawyer. The plaintiff was handcuffed, arrested, taken to central booking followed by Riker's Island, and finally on May 18, 2015 all charges were dismissed and it was determined the plaintiff was in no one connected to the charges.
Beauvais, Tobiana, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05918,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 21, 2015, ended December 23, 2016
Defendant Officers in riot gear entered Plaintiff's apartment, ordered Plaintiffs on the ground, shot the dog with a tranquilizer gun, and ransacked the apartment. Plaintiffs were arrested and brought to the 113th Precinct. Two of them were released but false charges were levied against one Plaintiff which were later adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
Mack, Jeffrey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04829,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 20, 2014, ended July 26, 2016
On August 3, 2013, while plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk, P.O. Rizzo approached him and pushed him. When plaintiff asked why Rizzo had pushed him, Rizzo grabbed plaintiff's arms to arrest him. Four other officers approached and assisted Rizzo in the arrest. O'Connor kneed plaintiff in the testicles, causing plaintiff to fall to the ground. The officers placed knees on plaintiff's body and one officer placed a knee on plaintiff's neck, restricting his breathing. The officers then handcuffed him and took him to a precinct. At the precinct, plaintiff's request for medical attention was ignored. Plaintiff was imprisoned until August 5 on which date plaintiff was arraigned on false charges. The officers manufa...
Goodman v. Police Officer 1 et al
Case # 12CV05180,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Dismissed without Prejudice
Defendant Officers assaulted Plaintiff while he was in the back of police car