'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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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 5 known lawsuits, $103,000 total settlements.
Gibbons, Tariq vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV09100,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 27, 2017, ended November 13, 2018
On July 3, 2015, as plaintiff was exiting a bodega, he was grabbed by defendants and thrown against the wall, violently handcuffed and arrested. At no point was he informed of the reasons behind his arrest. Plaintiff was thereafter transported to the 44th precinct. Plaintiff spent 24 hours in custody before being released.
Batista, Raul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV04245,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 14, 2017, ended February 20, 2018
Plaintiff received a phone call from his friend asking him to hang out and to loan him $20. When he arrived at his friend's residence, he was approached by three undercover and unmarked police officers, who said offered him $40 to go buy alcohol and said afterwards, he could 'hang out with girls'. Plaintiff said no, and was immediately handcuffed and taken to the 44th Precinct. At the Precinct, Plaintiff was subjected to full body cavity search and was denied a phone call to his son. Plaintiff was charged with drug possession with intent to sell and was released on ROR. Plaintiff alleges that police officers planted the drugs on him. Plaintiff was acquitted of all charges at a jury trial.
Torres, Jason vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV02864,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 14, 2015, ended November 2, 2016
Defendant Officers approached plaintiff on the street, handcuffed him, searched him, transported him to a precinct and strip-searched him. Charged with Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, which were eventually dismissed
Negron, George vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306089/2014,
Supreme Court - Bronx, February 23, 2015
Johnson, Valencia vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 306596/2014,
Supreme Court - Bronx, December 24, 2014, ended November 1, 2018