'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.
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Named in 2 known lawsuits.
Cummings, Eric vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 511234/2023,
Supreme Court - Kings, April 18, 2023
G., D., an Infant, By and Through His Mother and Legal Guardian, Susankar, Devika, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV02073,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 20, 2021
On October 31, 2018, Plaintiffs DG, Anthony Ellis, & Travis McMeans (ages 13-15) were trick-or-treating with friends when multiple police cars arrived from both directions, stopping near the group. Numerous officers exited their vehicles and pointed their guns at the group of children. Anthony ran east, before being tackled by Defendant POM Shingru Wang, who then handcuffed the child with excessive tightness. DG ran east as well, until Defendant Lt. John Dasaro pointed his gun at him, told him to stop, and handcuffed him. Using a knife, Defendant Wang cut off DG's backpack. Anthony & DG were interrogated and frisked against a wall by Defendants Lt. Dasaro, Sgt. Michael Kutney, & POM Christopher DiGiola. Defenda...