'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Bradley, Xavier vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV04314,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 1, 2020, ended December 20, 2023
On August 26, 2018, the Plaintiff was on a phone call while walking, when an unmarked sedan stopped in front of his path. PO Sanchez exited the vehicle wearing plain clothes and told the Plaintiff to approach. There was no visible marking that the Officer or the vehicle was NYPD. Out of fear for his life, the Plaintiff ran away and PO Sanchez started to chase him. PO Herrera, who was also in the car, got out to help PO Sanchez. PO Hughes was the driver, who also pursued the Plaintiff while in the car. It was only when the Officers caught the Plaintiff, that they told him they were NYPD and put him in handcuffs. They did not tell the Plaintiff why he was under arrest. Sgt. Demonda approved of the arrest, despite...