'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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 2 known lawsuits, $20,000 total settlements.
Jackson, Christian vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV08780,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 20, 2016, ended October 31, 2017
First Amended Complaint
The plaintiff was walking down the street when he was suddenly approached by the defendant officers, stopped and frisked. The defendant officers proceeded to use excessive force to the point where the plaintiff had to be picked up by an ambulance and hospitalized prior to being taken down to the nearby precinct and charged with Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Disorderly Conduct. The charges were later dismissed.
Howard, James vs Diaz, Jason, et al.
Case # 13CV02746,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 9, 2013, ended January 9, 2017
On January 29th, 2013, Plaintiff James Howard was walking down 106th Street and FDR Drive when an unmarked car came speeding toward him. Defendant Officers Umos and Jason Diaz, as well as Defendant Moses Reyes acting as their supervisor, exited the vehicle and attached Mr. Howard from both sides. His arms were held down while Reyes punched his face and body. Umos and Diaz proceeded to slam Mr. Howard into the ground face-first before handcuffing him tightly and then kicking, punching, and hitting him with a metal object.
Reyes then instructed Umos and Diaz to lift Mr. Howard off the ground. Umos and Diaz picked Mr. Howard up and lifted his handcuffed arms all the way up. Diaz grabbed and bent Mr. Howard...