John M. Rajan

Badge #1569, Asian Male, 52
Sergeant at 115th Precinct since September 2021
Also served in: Patrol Borough Queens North, Patrol Borough Manhattan South AC, Patrol Borough Manhattan South
Service started October 1990, made $167,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk (4)
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop


Complaints

59 Allegations
9 Substantiated
20 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Instructions)
8 Substantiated (Charges)
3 Alleged Victim Unavailable
1 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
7 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Complaint Withdrawn
14 Exonerated
3 Unfounded
21 Unsubstantiated

April 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 15
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable

January 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Demeanor/tone
Complainant: Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

June 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Offensive Language: Ethnicity
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 65
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 65
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 65
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 65
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

August 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

May 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

May 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Female, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Female, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Female, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8

February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 41
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 34
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

July 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of summons
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Female, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

July 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: White Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

April 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 23 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Hispanic Female, 23 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
February 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Hispanic Male, 15 Alleged Victim Unavailable
January 2017 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Demeanor/tone Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
June 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 28 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 28 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 28 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Plea Penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
APU Case Status: Closed: Resolved by plea
NYPD Conclusion: APU Guilty, penalty: Forfeit vacation 10 days
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 28 Exonerated
March 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Ethnicity Hispanic Male, 65 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 65 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Action Hispanic Male, 65 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 65 Unsubstantiated
June 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 24 Complainant Uncooperative
August 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 32 Exonerated
May 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Exonerated
July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 25 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 25 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
July 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Hispanic Male, 28 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Male, 28 Exonerated
May 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 25 Exonerated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 25 Exonerated
March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 25 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Female, 25 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Female, 25 Substantiated (Instructions)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property Black Female, 25 Exonerated
March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Abuse Of Authority: Threat to damage/seize property Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Hispanic Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Plead Guilty - DCT, penalty: Vacation days: 8
February 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Male, 22 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Male, 22 Alleged Victim Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 41 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 41 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 41 Unsubstantiated
November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to obtain medical treatment Black Male, 34 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 34 Exonerated
July 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 24 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 24 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - B
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of summons Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
May 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Female, 35 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Female, 35 Unsubstantiated
Force: Gun pointed Black Female, 35 Exonerated
June 2005 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Male, 22 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Hispanic Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
July 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk and/or search Hispanic Male, 18 Exonerated
Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word White Male Complaint Withdrawn

Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD’s own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': The 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.


Discipline

Case: 2015-14482
Closed: 6/29/2016
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: While on-duty, threatened a person known to the Department with the use of force without sufficient legal authority.
  2. Guilty: While on-duty, frisked a person known to the Department without sufficient legal authority.
  3. Guilty: While on-duty, searched a vehicle without sufficient legal authority.
Penalty: Vacation days (10 days)


Lawsuits

Named in 2 known lawsuits.

Trujillo v. The City Of New York
Case # 14CV08501, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2014
Pending
Amended Complaint
Description: Plaintiff was a Sergeant within the NYPD for 22 years. Plaintiff claims that Inspector Danberry falsely accused Plaintiff of failing to follow protocols and when Plaintiff complained, Danberry charged Plaintiff with meritless departmental charges. As retaliation for defendant's complaints and being found not guilty on the charges, Plaintiff was transferred to the 13th Precinct. Plaintiff was subjected to more retaliatory transfers. Plaintiff claims Sgt. Rajan was racist and discriminatory towards Hispanics/Latinos. All NYPD supervisors and other defendants repeatedly ignored Plaintiff's complaints. On two occasions, Sgt. Rajan physically attacked Plaintiff. Plaintiff is suing the NYPD and officers for their...

Ruppaner, Sven vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 701852/2020, Supreme Court - Queens, February 7, 2020