'Exonerated': or 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'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 2 known lawsuits, $55,000 total settlements.
Cintron-Padilla, Noel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV08907,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 6, 2019, ended March 2, 2022
On June 27, 2018, plaintiff was inside of his cousin's car with his cousin and friends. His cousin was in the driver's seat and the engine was on. Officers pulled up and told them they were stopped because the car was in front of a fire hydrant. The officers falsely claimed they smelled marijuana and then asked them all for identification. Plaintiffs cousin gave permission to search the car. When officers searched the trunk, plaintiff took issue as they could not see the search and officers could plant contraband. Plaintiff and the other men were then removed from the car, searched and placed under arrest. Plaintiff's cuffs were excessively tight and he requested they be loosened but was denied. Plaintiff was t...
Aikens, Nathaniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03371,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 27, 2013, ended March 11, 2014