Aaron L. Thorn

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

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


Lawsuit settlements:
$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
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
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October 2013 Complaint
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
additional details

July 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 49
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
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
additional details

July 2011 Complaint
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
additional details

June 2009 Complaint
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)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details

January 2009 Complaint
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
additional details

November 2007 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

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

June 2007 Complaint
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
additional details

May 2006 Complaint
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
additional details

September 2002 Complaint
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
additional details

November 2000 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Black Female, 33
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
additional details

November 2013 Complaint
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
additional details
October 2013 Complaint
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
additional details
July 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 49 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 49 Substantiated (Charges)
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
additional details
July 2011 Complaint
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
additional details
June 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 22 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 22 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
Penalty: Instruction
additional details
January 2009 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Male Alleged Victim Uncooperative
additional details
November 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
additional details
September 2007 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
additional details
June 2007 Complaint
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
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May 2006 Complaint
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
additional details
September 2002 Complaint
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
additional details
November 2000 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Black Female, 33 Complainant Uncooperative
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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 3 known lawsuits, $92,501 total settlements.

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