'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 3 known lawsuits, $283,500 total settlements.
Sukana, Alyssa, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 21CV10899,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 18, 2021, ended May 8, 2023
On June 4, 2020 in connection with a larger protest about the killing of George Floyd, Plaintiffs Alyssa Sukana was part of a group of protestors who was trapped in an NYPD "kettle" formation. Eventually, an NYPD officer pushed her into a car and another officer handcuffed her with plastic zip ties and held in total for 6 hours before being released. Plaintiff Andrea Canedo similarly was pushed against a car and then a fence by an NYPD officer who then ziptied her hands extremely tightly. NYPD officer then removed plaintiff's backpack and forced it around her neck for 4-5 hours. Neither plaintiff was charged.
Nigro, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV02369,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 11, 2019, ended September 24, 2021
On March 19, 2016, plaintiff, a journalist, was photographing a protest when he was falsely arrested by NYPD Officers, including Deputy Inspector Andrew Lombardo and Officer Joseph Aniano. Plaintiff had previously published an incriminating photo of Lombardo. Lombardo recognized plaintiff as the photographer who published the image before falsely arresting him. Around the date of plaintiff's arrest, John D'Adamo was the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Strategic Response Group and a supervisor of Lombardo. Further, James McNamara was an executive officer of the NYPD’s Citywide Special Operations Bureau, which oversees the Strategic Response Group. The Chief of the NYPD’s Special Operations Bureau was Chief Thomas...
Adsluf, Greg vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV02295,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 15, 2013, ended November 15, 2013