'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, $28,000 total settlements.
Haye, Kimarley vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV01049,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 7, 2016, ended September 20, 2016
Plaintiff went to the 69th Precinct to report that he was the victim of identity theft. Defendant Officer Pierre was very discourteous and Plaintiff called the CCRB to report him at which point Officer Pierre escorted him out of the precinct. Plaintiff was complying with officers orders to leave when Officer Sica arrested him and gave him a summons for disorderly conduct which was later dismissed.
Plazza, Louis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00788,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 19, 2015, ended August 31, 2015
After a car accident, Plaintiff was taken to the hospital where Defendant Sica handcuffed him to the hospital bed and told him he was being arrested for driving while intoxicated, yet refused to give a breathalyzer test. Plaintiff was handcuffed tightly, resulting in wrist injuries, and taken to a precinct and then central booking where he was denied medical attention, denied a breathalyzer test, and charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated by Alcohol