'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 3 known lawsuits.
Vidal, Edwardo vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 150460/2016,
Supreme Court - New York, January 29, 2016, ended July 7, 2017
Pedromo, Henry vs Det. Hernandez, Ralfi, et al.
Case # 15CV02736,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 13, 2015, ended November 23, 2015
On May 23, 2012, Plaintiff was walking home when an undercover officer -- Defendant Det. Christina Reyes -- asked him if he had a light for her cigarette, which he provided before continuing on. A few minutes later, a police vehicle approached, soon exited by Defendant Det. Ralfi Hernandez and several unidentified officers. These officers pulled Plaintiff off of the sidewalk and slammed him against their car before handcuffing him and transporting him to the 33rd Precinct, where he was falsely accused of soliciting a prostitute. Plaintiff was held for more than 24 hours and released. After ten months and numerous Court appearances, the charge against Plaintiff was dismissed.
Delorbe v. City of New York et al
Case # 10CV08822,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY,