'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, $136,000 total settlements.
Foust, Kason vs Police Officer Hugasian, Hugo, et al.
Case # 517087/2019,
Supreme Court - Kings, September 25, 2019, ended February 10, 2022
Virgil, Chaka vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV05100,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 30, 2017, ended December 3, 2021
On May 27, 2015, Chaka Virgil was walking on a street in Brooklyn when he ran into a friend, shook his hand, and then walked into a store. After exiting, a police van drove up and arrested Virgil's friend for possession of a small amount of marijuana. When Virgil asked what was happening, he was thrown against a car and handcuffed by defendants Officer Tinina Alexander Shield #1093 and Sergeant Rayna Mahdo Shield #4816 despite not committing or being poised to commit any crimes. After being brought to the 83rd, precinct, Virgil was humiliatingly strip-searched and falsely charged with possession and sale of marijuana despite no narcotics being found on his person. Virgil was then detained for 2 days before bein...
Pullium, Abdul vs P.O. Alexander, Tinina, et al.
Case # 16CV05929,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, November 16, 2016, ended December 7, 2017
The plaintiff was sitting outside his cousin's home when the defendant officers approached and arrested the plaintiff in the front yard claiming the plaintiff had possession of marijuana. The case was later dismissed.
Fable v. The City of New York
Case # 12CV05781,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Plaintiff witnessed Defendant Officers assaulting another man and so he began running down his basement steps when an officer followed him, put a gun to his head, and searched him 3 times. When that officer found nothing, he released Plaintiff, who entered his basement, and then Officer Madho and others entered and assaulted him, arrested him, and took him to the 67th Precinct. Unspecified charges were levied against Plaintiff.