'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 4 known lawsuits, $203,000 total settlements.
Soto, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05927,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 21, 2016, ended June 22, 2018
The plaintiff was enjoying a barbecue with his friends when the defendant officers in plain clothes charged at him on the corner of the street, tackled the plaintiff, assaulted him, continued to beat him, handcuffed him, and transported him to the hospital for his injuries followed by the local precinct. The defendant officers claimed they saw the plaintiff sell narcotics although they didn't arrest the "buyer" and they searched and found nothing on the plaintiff. The plaintiff was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. The charges were later dismissed.
Lopez, Katy vs City of New York
Case # 155835/2015,
Supreme Court - New York, June 16, 2015, ended May 25, 2017
Disisto, Jason vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03296,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 28, 2015, ended February 25, 2016
Plaintiff witnessed Defendant Officer Munoz unlawfully search his friend so he asked his friend for his phone to videotape when Officers lunged towards him. Plaintiff was taken to 34th precinct and his case was later dismissed. See media coverage: http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/04/nypd-cop-paws-on-woman-standing-on-sidewalk-before-pouncing-on-friend-for-recording/
Barnville, Reginald vs Mimosa Cafe, et al.
Case # 14CV00518,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 28, 2014, ended August 21, 2014