Aaron L. Thorn

Badge #17386, Black Male
Former Police Officer at 32nd Precinct
Service started February 28, 1994 ended 2014

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search


Lawsuits:
$25,001   Taylor et al v. The City of New York et al, 2011 SDNY SDNY 11CV03050
$50,000   Lawrence v. City Of New York, et al., 2013 NYCSC NYCSC 153291/2013
$17,500   Joyce v. City Of New York, et al., 2013 SDNY SDNY 13CV03022
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Complaints

37 Allegations
4 Substantiated
12 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
3 Substantiated (Charges)
7 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
2 Complainant Unavailable
2 Complainant Uncooperative
7 Exonerated
4 Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
11 Unsubstantiated

November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 54
CCRB Conclusion: Miscellaneous - Subject Retired

October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Male, 28
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty

July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 36
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

May 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

September 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton)
Complainant: Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 25
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Uncooperative

November 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative

November 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 54 Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 54 Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 54 Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 54 Miscellaneous - Subject Retired
October 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Male, 28 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Male, 28 Complainant Unavailable
July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 49 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 49 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 49 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 49 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: No Disciplinary Action-SOL, penalty: No penalty
July 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 36 Unsubstantiated
June 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 22 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
November 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
September 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
June 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 26 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 44 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 26 Exonerated
May 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Question and/or stop Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Offensive Language: Race Black Male, 24 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
September 2002 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nightstick as club (incl asp & baton) Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Male, 25 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Female, 22 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Force: Physical force Female, 22 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Female, 22 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Female, 22 Alleged Victim Uncooperative
November 2000 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 33 Complainant Uncooperative

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.
'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.


Lawsuits

Taylor et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 11CV03050, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
2011
$25,001 Settlement
Amended Complaint, Stipulation

Lawrence v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 153291/2013, Supreme Court - New York
2013
$50,000 Settlement

Joyce v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03022, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
2013
$17,500 Settlement