'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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.
Further details on conclusion definitions.
Named in 3 known lawsuits, $125,000 total settlements.
Boateng, Tyson vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 714669/2020,
Supreme Court - Queens, September 3, 2020, ended March 28, 2022
Steward, St. Clair vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 714217/2019,
Supreme Court - Queens, August 20, 2019, ended April 11, 2021
Plaintiff St. Clair Steward served over two and a half months on Rikers Island after being wrongfully arrested and charged with an attempted murder he did not commit.
On January 30th, 2018, K.W. was sitting in his car in Queens when an unknown perpetrator approached him and asked for directions accompanied by Gregory Campbell, who bore a firearm. Campbell fired the gun twice at K.W., striking the car door, though K.W. could not clearly see the shooter.
NYPD officers take DNA samples from the scene of the crime; officers Michael Cerullo, Christopher Dantonio, and Charles Venticinque interviewed K.W. and solicit mug shot identifications, which produce 2788 potential matches. Plaintiff St. Clair Steward is selec...
Abdullah-Sadiq, Ali vs Bratton, Bill, et al.
Case # 16CV07140,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 26, 2017, ended January 29, 2019
On September 24, 2015, plaintiff was falsely arrested as a result of the baseless allegations by a pastor that plaintiff, who is of the islamic faith, was guilty of aggravated harassment and made the pastor fear for his life. P.O. Charlie Venticing arrested plaintiff without reading him his Miranda right and detained him in a cell for five hours. The district attorney was biased in this case because plaintiff previously came before a judge the DA was familiar with.