'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'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 6 known lawsuits, $287,500 total settlements.
Durham, Ifeanyi, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV00822,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 23, 2021, ended October 20, 2021
On March 29, 2018 at approximately 10 pm, plaintiffs Durham and Cinque, who had been lawfully out in the streets, were chased by defendant Danese, then knocked to the ground and dragged as they stood with their hands up in surrender, seized, cuffed, searched, and taken to the precinct for processing even though they had committed no crime. Plaintiffs did not resist and did not behave in a manner that endangered others. Danese arrested plaintiffs and transported them to a police precinct. Plantiffs were transported to Central Booking and arraigned on charges based on fabricated claims by defendant that were communicated to the District Attorney's Office; all charges were later dismissed and sealed.
Dennis, Darrell vs City of New York et al.
Case # 510385/2016,
Supreme Court - Kings, June 30, 2016, ended April 4, 2017
Weatherspoon, Darrell vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV04971,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 2, 2014, ended February 3, 2016
On October 25, 2012, plaintiff was walking on the street when he was stopped by an officer for no apparent reason. When plaintiff asked why he was being stopped, the officer told him to shut up and show his ID. Plaintiff attempted to call 311 to make a complaint against the officer. The officer then grabbed plaintiff's arm and twisted it in such a way to cause extreme pain. The officer then handcuffed plaintiff and took him to a precinct. When plaintiff was taken to central booking,
Jordan, Moesha vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01876,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 3, 2014, ended September 9, 2014
Pajoohi, Ashkahn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01937,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 3, 2014, ended March 12, 2015
Dutchin, Michelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06874,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 6, 2013, ended June 17, 2014