'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.
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Named in 6 known lawsuits, $205,000 total settlements.
Colella, Anthony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV09390,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 18, 2021, ended June 27, 2022
On May 30, 2020, plaintiff was playing guitar with other musicians in a park when a group of protestors arrived in the park. The protestors were aggressively shouting at plaintiff so plaintiff shouted back and left the park. Plaintiff then got in a dispute with more protestors outside the park. Captain Christopher Treubig approached plaintiff from behind, grabbed plaintiff, and punched him in the head. Lt. Paul Jurgens, P.O. Terence Williams, P.O. Paul Rivera, and P.O. Stephen Cambria arrived at the scene and forced plaintiff to the ground. The officers held plaintiff down by his arms, legs, and upper body and Captain Treubig repeatedly punched plaintiff in the head. All the officers continued to repeated...
Devincenzi, Sara as Adm For The Estate of Devincenzi, Benjamin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV06012,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, July 16, 2019
Zawistowski, Rajalakshmi vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152351/2017,
Supreme Court - New York, May 10, 2017, ended April 17, 2018
Louis-Jeune, Luther G., et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV01587,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 25, 2016, ended March 3, 2017
Plaintiff was taking his son to the Rockefeller Tree lighting and kept encountering police barriers blocking his path. Plaintiff went to leave the area altogether when he was pushed by Defendant Officer Rivera and then assaulted him with his 3 yr. old son present. Officers took plaintiff under arrest and refused to answer where his son would be taken. Plaintiff was taken to a local precinct and then the hospital, charged with 195.05; 205.30; 240.20(6); and 240.26(1). All charges were later dismissed.
Louis-Jeune, Luther G., vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 453135/2015,
Supreme Court - New York, August 7, 2015, ended May 19, 2016
DeVincenzi v. Rivera et al
Case # 17CV07945,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
Plaintiff was hanging out with a friend that police were pursuing and began chasing. Plaintiff left the scene but was stopped by Defendant Officer Rivera who questioned him, tried to grab his phone, and punched him in the face. Plaintiff was arrested, taken to the 6th precinct, and charged with OGA which was later dismissed.