'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 6 known lawsuits, $133,002 total settlements.
Bartholomew, Lavon vs City of New York
Case # 21CV03729,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 12, 2021
On April 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm Plaintiffs Shaundell Hennegan (SH), Tysean Hennegan, J'chad Boyce and Curtis Miller were standing in the street. Plaintiff Miller was in the passenger seat of a car, and when POs Brian Ramirez and Justin Vasquez yelled at the Plaintiffs for not social distancing, SH got into the driver's seat. PO Ramirez demanded to see SH's DL, which was provided. PO Vasquez demanded to see Miller's ID; Miller refused since he was not doing anything. Miller began recording the interaction with his cell, and PO Vasquez slapped it out of his hand and began hitting Miller. SH then began recording, and the officers threw him to the ground and PO Ramirez began striking him with a bit stick. Sgts Darren C...
Hepburn, Oswald vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV04158,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 29, 2021
On May 2, 2020, Plaintiff Oswald Hepburn was standing outside his sister's residence when NYPD officers were called to a nearby location to disperse a crowd. After Plaintiff's sister complained about the treatment of people in the crowd within earshot of NYPD officers from her doorway, Defendant Officers Lt. Bobo, Sgt. Musa, PO Aponte, and John Doe 1-4 rushed towards the home. Plaintiff was standing outside, and Lt. Bobo immediately grabbed him. Lt. Bobo, Sgt. Musa, PO Aponte, PO Chekalin, and John Doe 1-4 then forcefully threw Plaintiff on the ground, and then Sgt. Musa tased Plaintiff on the neck. Officers kept Plaintiff's arms pinned behind his back and brutally assaulted him. In an attempt to dissuade the o...
Nixon, Shameik vs Po Theobald, Adrian, et al.
Case # 19CV05032,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 21, 2021, ended June 22, 2023
On January 13, 2018, late at night, plaintiff Shameik Nixon arrived at his grandmother's apartment where defendants Sergeant Robert Martinez, Lieutenant Bobo, Officer Adrian Theobald, Officer Luis Naranjo, Officer Louis Stephenson, Officer Ramil Casimir, and Officer Noel Damico were present. Upon plaintiff's arrival, the defendants showed him a picture of his nephew, Ray Ray, and demanded to know who Ray Ray was. Plaintiff responded that Ray Ray is his nephew and asked defendants if they had a warrant. Defendants refused to show plaintiff a warrant, at which time plaintiff asked the defendants to leave. Defendants refused and plaintiff took out his cell phone and began recording the defendants. Officer The...
Dunn, Leroy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 524294/2019,
Supreme Court - Kings, January 30, 2020
Batista, Reimundo vs City of New York et al.
Case # 501404/2019,
Supreme Court - Kings, January 24, 2019, ended April 12, 2021
Mitchel et al v. City of New York et al
Case # 12CV05208,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY