'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.
Troiano, Joseph vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 22CV01895,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 11, 2022, ended November 30, 2022
On May 25, 2020 Plaintiff was on a Number 6 train in NYC. When the train pulled into a station Defendants Saha and Long approached the plaintiff and demanded he exit the train. The defendants did not have a lawful basis to eject the plaintiff from the subway. When plaintiff did not immediately exit the train, Defendant Police office Long punched the plaintiff twice in the head and then threw the plaintiff and his belonging from the subway car to the station platform. The defendants pepper sprayed and continued to assault the plaintiff. Plaintiff was arrested. Defendant Saha signed the criminal complaint against plaintiff stating fabricated facts including that defendant Long had a broken wrist, arm and finger, ...