'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.
Adi, Anor vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01441,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 18, 2017, ended December 1, 2017
The plaintiff was walking to the McDonalds with his friends when he was stopped by the defendant officers and asked for identification. The plaintiff presented his identification and then was handcuffed and arrested without cause. The plaintiff was taken to the 103rd Precinct where he was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct. The charges were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.