'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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 4 known lawsuits, $60,700 total settlements.
Hernandez, Jonio vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 154975/2018E,
Supreme Court - New York, September 26, 2018, ended May 11, 2020
Robinson, Torrence vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV09482,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 15, 2016, ended June 22, 2016
Defendant officer Marcano, in plainclothes, followed Plaintiff into his building, and grabbed Plaintiff without identifying himself. Officers handcuffed and searched Plaintiff, transported him to the 32nd Precinct, held him for 12 hours, and then let him go because the DA declined to press charges.
Bussey, Carol, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03790,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 2, 2015, ended August 9, 2016
Defendant officer dressed in riot-gear, forcibly entered Plaintiffs' home under the guise of an alleged search warrant. Defendants then handcuffed plaintiffs and placed in the living room while police ransacked their home. The officers arrested Plaintiffs and alleged that small bags that Plaintiff used to store buttons, were actually ìdrug paraphernalia.î Plaintiffs were taken to a precinct, and given a DAT, which the DA declined to prosecute.
Edwards, Janelle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV08485,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 9, 2013, ended June 24, 2014