'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.
'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 7 known lawsuits, $137,500 total settlements.
Appling, Kassin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV05486,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 13, 2018, ended October 18, 2022
On December 20, 2016, Plaintiff and four other individuals were approached by P.O. Verdesoto, Forrester and Vincenzo Dimartino. As this was happening, another member of the group removed what appeared to be a firearm from his jacket and threw said firearm over a fence. He then proceeded to take off running at full speed. The officers were unable to catch him. However, P.O. Verdesoto falsely claimed, and P.O. Verdesoto, Forrester falsely testified, that the individual who tossed the firearm was Plaintiff, when in fact he was well aware that Plaintiff was actually one of the other four in the group, which caused Plaintiff to be arrested and criminally charged. Plaintiff was acquitted on trial.
Collins, Leroy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 512787/2018,
Supreme Court - Kings, June 25, 2018, ended July 16, 2020
Hines, Malcolm vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06817,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 13, 2016, ended September 18, 2019
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff as he was crossing the street, in plainclothes and an unmarked vehicle, and searched Plaintiff. Plaintiff was arrested and brought to a local precinct, where he was searched again. Despite both searches revealing no guns, drugs, or contraband, Plaintiff was falsely charged with two counts of weapons possession and one count of firearm possession. These charges were dismissed after several court appearances.
Jennings, Keith, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03895,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 7, 2014, ended February 19, 2015
Leach, Terrell vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03663,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 10, 2014, ended March 30, 2015
Colon v. City of New York et al
Case # 310643/2010,
Supreme Court - Bronx,
Inniss v. City of New York et al
Case # 11CV05728,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY,