'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, $365,000 total settlements.
Pagan, Anais vs City of New York
Case # 025402/2020E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, June 8, 2020, ended March 30, 2023
Jones, Terry vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00573,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 9, 2015, ended December 21, 2015
Plaintiff was sitting on his stoop eating when Defendant undercover officers approached him, asked him what he was doing, and when he replied "minding my own business" they then grabbed him, threw him to the ground, and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was brought to the 73rd Precinct and charged with Assaulting an Officer, which was eventually dismissed.