'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.
Tolentino, William vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 031414/2020E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, December 17, 2020, ended December 23, 2021
On October 4, 2017, plaintiff was at his home in the Bronx when defendant P.O.s Ransford Wisdom and John and Jane Does 1-8 unlawfully entered and searched his apartment. Plaintiff was unlawfully arrested for attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and harassment for an incident that occurred on September 13, 2017. Plaintiff denies these charges. The charges were not supported by the objective evidence available to law enforcement at the time of the arrest. As a result of this arrest and the ensuing charges filed against him, plaintiff was incarcerated for over a year. The charges against plaintiff were sealed and dismissed on August 21, 2019.