Michael M. Raso

Lieutenant Commander Detective at Firearms Suppression Section since July 2020
Service started July 2003, made $220,000 last year, active
White Male, 41

Substantiated Allegations:
Force: Gun pointed
Abuse Of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched (3)
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property
Abuse Of Authority: Stop (2)
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop (2)
Discourtesy: Action


Lawsuit settlements:
$62,500   Browning v. City Of New York, et al., 2014 SDNY SDNY 14CV03164
$2,000   Haynes, Gene vs Lt. Raso, Michael, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV03059
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Complaints

62 Allegations
14 Substantiated
20 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
6 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
4 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
2 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complaint Withdrawn
13 Exonerated
8 Unfounded
23 Unsubstantiated
1 Victim Unidentified

June 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

June 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card
Complainant: Black Male, 19
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline B)

June 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Handcuffs too tight
Complainant: Black Male, 27
CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn

July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty

March 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Document: CCRB Summary

January 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

January 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Female, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 18
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU, penalty: No penalty
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 35
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

November 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable

February 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 39
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction

January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 30
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

January 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated

February 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

October 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded

September 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Victim Unidentified
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Black Male, 42
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

November 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation: Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated

June 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Male Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Male Exonerated
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 24 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Question Black Male, 24 Exonerated
June 2019 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 19 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
Abuse Of Authority: Failure to provide RTKA card Black Male, 19 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
June 2018 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Handcuffs too tight Black Male, 27 Complaint Withdrawn
July 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
June 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Abuse Of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 31 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
March 2015 - Complaint Details
CCRB Summary
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty, penalty: No penalty
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male Unsubstantiated
CCRB Summary
January 2015 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
August 2014 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Discourtesy: Word Female, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Property damaged Female, 47 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 47 Unsubstantiated
January 2013 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Female, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 18 Unsubstantiated
May 2011 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Female, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU, penalty: No penalty
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Hispanic Female, 29 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 35 Exonerated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 35 Unsubstantiated
November 2010 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Complainant Unavailable
February 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 39 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 39 Substantiated (Charges)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
January 2009 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 30 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Hispanic Male, 30 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Frisk Hispanic Male, 30 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Hispanic Male, 30 Exonerated
March 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 50 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 50 Exonerated
January 2008 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Abuse Of Authority: Stop Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions, penalty: Instruction
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 22 Exonerated
February 2007 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 43 Unsubstantiated
October 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Force: Pepper spray Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Force: Physical force Black Male, 24 Exonerated
Abuse Of Authority: Strip-searched Black Male, 24 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 24 Unfounded
September 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Black Male, 26 Unfounded
Abuse Of Authority: Threat of force (verbal or physical) Black Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
June 2006 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Victim Unidentified
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
November 2004 - Complaint Details
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse Of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 21 Unsubstantiated

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.


Lawsuits

Named in 3 known lawsuits, $64,500 total settlements.

Browning v. City Of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03164, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2014
$62,500 Settlement

Lawrence et al v. City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV08947, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, 2015
Dismissed with Prejudice
Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers came to Plaintiff's apartment, asked to search inside, and when she said they needed a warrant they pushed her out of the way and entered. Officers then searched the apartment, stole and damaged property, and then left without arresting anyone.

Haynes, Gene vs Lt. Raso, Michael, et al.
Case # 17CV03059, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, May 24, 2017, ended June 22, 2018
$2,000 Settlement

District Attorney Letter

Brooklyn DA Letter references additional CCRB case 202003181 and additional lawsuit 17CV3069