'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 3 known lawsuits, $74,000 total settlements.
White, Tony vs Ponce, Jimmy, et al.
Case # 15CV04290,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 29, 2015, ended January 19, 2016
Plaintiff was in the car with his friend when defendants officers stopped them and asked them for ID. Defendant officers assaulted plaintiff, resulting in injuries that defendant officers refused to send plaintiff to the hospital. Plaintiff was arrested and brought to the 79th precinct and charged with Obstruction of Government Administrate and resisting arrest. Plaintiff was eventually treated at the central booking for his injuries. The case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal with immediate sealing later.
Williams, Joshua Lee, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV02900,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 17, 2015, ended June 30, 2016
Defendant Officer Pinnock stopped Plaintiffs while they were walking home, accused one of urinating on the street, and then proceeded to attack Plaintiff 1 and was aided in his assault by other Defendant Officers, who yelled discriminatory comments, and then proceeded to assault Plaintiffs 2 and 3 as well. Plaintiffs 2 and 3 were charged with OCA which was ACD'd and Plaintiff 1 was charged with public urination and resisting arrest, which were dismissed because it could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
Callahan et al v. N.Y.C. A.C.S. Kings County et al
Case # 13CV02726,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY,