Raymond J. Low

Badge #4743, Hispanic Male
Detective Grade 2 at Narcotics Borough Manhattan North
Also served in: Transit Bureau District 4
Service started January 2005, made $167,000 last year, active

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched


Lawsuit settlements:
$8,500   Williams, Paul vs City of New York, et al., 2013 NYCSC NYCSC 159924/2013
$97,000   Holley v. The City Of New York , et al, 2015 SDNY SDNY 15CV09797
$4,000   Ellman, Michael vs City of New York, et al., 2016 NYCSC NYCSC 152932/2016
$1,000   Wiggins, Fay vs City of New York, et al., 2017 SDNY SDNY 17CV02072
$125,000   Cintron, Tyrike Whom The Police Misspelled Cintron, Trike vs City of New York et al., 2018 NYCSC NYCSC 160715/2018
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Complaints

11 Allegations
1 Substantiated
6 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
5 Exonerated
3 Unsubstantiated

May 2018 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Other
Complainant: Female, 56
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 56
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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August 2017 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Chokehold
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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February 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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April 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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May 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Other Female, 56 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 56 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Entry of Premises Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search of Premises Exonerated
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August 2017 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Chokehold Hispanic Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 27 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Strip-searched Hispanic Male, 27 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
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October 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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February 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
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April 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 39 Exonerated
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - 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.
'Unsubstantiated': 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.


Lawsuits

Named in 8 known lawsuits, $235,500 total settlements.

Trevor v. The City of New York
Case # 400103-2013, Supreme Court - New York, 2013
Pending

Williams, Paul vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 159924/2013, Supreme Court - New York, December 3, 2013, ended February 2, 2015
$8,500 Settlement
Complaint

Thornton, James C. vs Moroney, Thomas, et al.
Case # 13CV08912, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 14, 2014, ended June 20, 2014
Zero Disposition
Complaint

Holley v. The City Of New York , et al
Case # 15CV09797, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
$97,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: While Plaintiff was walking down the street, an unmarked van stopped in front of him and defendant officers in plainclothes grabbed and arrested him. Plaintiff was taken to the 25th Precinct and charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, which was later dismissed by the DA.

Ellman, Michael vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 152932/2016, Supreme Court - New York, April 19, 2016, ended December 12, 2018
$4,000 Settlement
Complaint

Wiggins, Fay vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV02072, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 25, 2017, ended February 22, 2018
$1,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers, including Defendant Detective Lopez, knocked on Plaintiff's door on 1/15 asking if Plaintiff called the police in need of help and Plaintiff denied doing so. A few days later, Plaintiff was startled awake by plainclothes Defendant Detectives. Defendant Detective placed a few small baggies of crack cocaine on Plaintiff's dresser and asked if drugs belonged to Plaintiff. After Plaintiff denied possession, Defendant Detective told Plaintiff to get dressed and reveal other drugs. Plaintiff was tightly handcuffed and Defendant Detective ignored Plaintiff's complaints of pain. Defendant Detective conducted a search of the entire apartment and did not find any drugs or unlawful things. Plaintiff wa...

Cintron, Tyrike Whom The Police Misspelled Cintron, Trike vs City of New York et al.
Case # 160715/2018, Supreme Court - New York, November 27, 2018, ended March 19, 2020
$125,000 Settlement

Ortiz, Robert J. vs Police Department, Nyc, et al.
Case # 19CV03522, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 27, 2019