'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.
'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 4 known lawsuits, $450,000 total settlements.
Sce Group, Inc. D/b/a Sin City Entertainment vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV08909,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 18, 2018
The Plaintiff, SCE GROUP INC. d/b/a SIN CITY ENTERTAINMENT, alleges that
from December 2014 through January 5, 2018, Defendant THE CITY OF NEW YORK through its government agents including defendants' (The City of New York and Officers) issued 'false' violations, 'false' summonses, engaged in 'false' arrests, legally baseless stop and frisks, legally baseless checkpoints, 'unlawful' business inspections and other unlawful selective enforcement activities based upon the race and/or national origin of the business owner, patrons and other stakeholders. The plaintiff alleges that defendants personally interfered with and deprived it
of its constitutional rights, including the rights to be free from deprivation of l...
Fennell, Rahiem vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 028104/2018,
Supreme Court - Bronx, July 18, 2018
Muhammad, Hassan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00625,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 31, 2017, ended December 7, 2017
Three days before Plaintiff's arrest, an individual was shot a block away from Plaintiff's home, where Plaintiff was during that time. Shortly after, Plaintiff exited his building and was stopped and questioned by officers about his location. NYPD obtained video footage, confirming Plaintiff's location at the time of the shooting. Nonetheless, Defendant Officers arrested Plaintiff on attempted murder and other felony charges. Plaintiff was placed in a sham lineup and wrongfully identified by the witness. Plaintiff spent about seven months on Rikers Island, where he was sprayed with several chemical agents on several occasions. After prosecutors reviewed the video footage, Plaintiff was ROR and charges were dism...
Frost, Jarrett vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04843,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 29, 2015, ended March 27, 2019
Plaintiff became a "person of interest" in a murder investigation and was unlawfully interrogated by officers at the 40th Precinct for months. He was arrested 6 months later, put in an unlawful photo array, assaulted by corrections officers at Rikers on multiple occasions, including use of mace, physical assault, and unlawful strip searches. Plaintiff was acquitted of charges by jury trial after 42 months in jail.