'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.
'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 4 known lawsuits, $1,100,000 total settlements.
Louison-Thomas, Angelique, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 520669/2016,
Supreme Court - Kings, February 13, 2017, ended June 10, 2019
On August 30th, 2015, Plaintiffs Angelique Louison-Thomas, Eric Poindexter, and Anthony Thomas were visiting a baby shower in a commercial building where individuals rent space to hold parties and social events. Defendant Officers Daverin, Salazar, Walsh, and Does entered the building without a warrant or any consent. They rushed Defendants, grabbing them and issuing verbal threats. Plaintiffs were falsely arrested with excessive and unreasonable force despite not resisting the arrest. Defendant Officers shoved Plaintiff Poindexter into a stair railing and placed him in tight handcuffs, disregarding his complaints of the pain in his wrists. Defendant Officers shoved Plaintiffs Angelique and Anthony Thomas to t...
H.,d., et al. vs The City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV07698,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 3, 2016, ended April 10, 2019
Class action by LAS challenging the constitutionality of NYPL 240.37-Loitering for the Purposes of Engaging in a Prostitution Offense. Contact Cynthia for more information on the defendants.
Augustin, Garvey vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05260,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 30, 2016, ended June 20, 2017
The plaintiff was rounding the corner of the street looking for a cab when an unmarked car pulled up next to him and 5 officers in plain clothes chased down and arrested him. They searched him and found nothing, but brought him to the nearby precinct anyway and searched him again. With nothing to charge the plaintiff with, the defendant officers charged him with a traffic violation for being on a roadway instead of sidewalk in violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1156.A. The charge was later dismissed.
Bido, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02699,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 6, 2016, ended March 13, 2017
Plaintiff parked his car and went to the passenger side to retrieve a pill bottle that had fallen when Defendant Officers approached and asked him for his license. Officers falsely gave Plaintiff a summons for urinating in public, which Plaintiff tossed aside and returned to his car, at which point officers grabbed and assaulted him. Plaintiff was arrested, taken to the 75th Precinct and the hospital, and charged him with Obstructing Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment. The charges were later ACD'd and the summons was dismissed.