'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.
Brown, Leslie E. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV06216,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 27, 2015, ended December 21, 2016
Plaintiff was detained for about 20 minutes with no probable cause