'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 2 known lawsuits, $40,000 total settlements.
Rosales, Melissa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02567,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 6, 2017, ended May 14, 2018
On January 29, 2016, Plaintiff took her lawfully-prescribed medication in Brooklyn, New York. Believing Plaintiff looked unwell after taking her medication, Plaintiff’s fiancé called 911 over Plaintiff’s objection. An ambulance—with two EMTs—and an NYPD vehicle with two officers—Thomas Chan and Carlos Chu—arrived. One of the EMTs asked Plaintiff to enter the ambulance, but Plaintiff informed the EMT she was refusing treatment. The NYPD officers told Plaintiff she could not refuse treatment, but Plaintiff restated her wish. Either Officer Chan or Chu grabbed Plaintiff’s right arm, threw her to the ground, and twisted her right arm behind her back while pushing it towards her neck in a painful manner. Plaintiff h...
Lass, Randi, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 160125/2016,
Supreme Court - New York, December 16, 2016, ended January 30, 2017