Michael M. Raso

Lieutenant Commander Detective at Firearms Suppression Section since July 2020
Service started July 2003, made $216,000 last year, active
White Male, 42

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
Discourtesy: Word



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

67 Allegations
15 Substantiated
22 Complaints
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
6 Substantiated (Charges)
2 Substantiated (Command Discipline B)
4 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
2 Complainant Unavailable
1 Complaint Withdrawn
13 Exonerated
8 Unfounded
27 Unsubstantiated
1 Victim Unidentified

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
additional details

March 2020 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Allegation: Force: Physical force
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details

June 2019 Complaint
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)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: Black Male, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details

June 2019 Complaint
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)
NYPD Conclusion: Charges and Specifications - Guilty
Penalty: Vacation: 3 days / Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

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CCRB Conclusion: Complaint Withdrawn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

July 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

June 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
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
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

March 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Frisk
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
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
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details

January 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 20
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

August 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (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)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Property damaged
Complainant: Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Female, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

January 2013 Complaint
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
additional details

May 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Hispanic Female, 29
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Charges)
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
APU Case Status: Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
Penalty: No penalty
additional details

November 2010 Complaint
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
additional details

February 2009 Complaint
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
additional details

January 2009 Complaint
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
additional details

March 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Male, 50
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
additional details

January 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Gun pointed
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Force: Hit against inanimate object
Complainant: Black Male, 22
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details

February 2007 Complaint
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
additional details

October 2006 Complaint
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
additional details

September 2006 Complaint
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
additional details

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

November 2004 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: White Male, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

May 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Unsubstantiated
Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
additional details
March 2020 Complaint
Allegation CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Substantiated (Command Discipline A)
Force: Physical force Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
additional details
June 2019 Complaint
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)
Abuse of Authority: Question Black Male, 24 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details
June 2019 Complaint
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)
NYPD Conclusion: Charges and Specifications - Guilty
Penalty: Vacation: 3 days / Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
June 2018 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Handcuffs too tight Black Male, 27 Complaint Withdrawn
additional details
July 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 26 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
June 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 31 Substantiated (Charges)
APU Case Status: Closed: Not guilty after trial
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
March 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
Abuse of Authority: Frisk Black Male, 23 Substantiated (Charges)
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Unsubstantiated
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male Unsubstantiated
APU Case Status: Closed: Trial verdict reversed by PC, Final verdict Not Guilty
NYPD Conclusion: APU Not guilty
Documents: APU Quarterly Report summary
additional details
January 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 20 Exonerated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
August 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Discourtesy: Word Female, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Property damaged Female, 47 Substantiated (Formalized Training)
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Female, 47 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Formalized Training
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details
January 2013 Complaint
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
additional details
May 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Hispanic Female, 29 Substantiated (Charges)
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
APU Case Status: Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
NYPD Conclusion: APU Closed: SOL Expired prior to APU
Penalty: No penalty
additional details
November 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 29 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 29 Complainant Unavailable
additional details
February 2009 Complaint
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
additional details
January 2009 Complaint
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
additional details
March 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 50 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Male, 50 Exonerated
additional details
January 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Gun pointed Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 22 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Force: Hit against inanimate object Black Male, 22 Exonerated
NYPD Conclusion: Instructions
additional details
February 2007 Complaint
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
additional details
October 2006 Complaint
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
additional details
September 2006 Complaint
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
additional details
June 2006 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Victim Unidentified
Discourtesy: Word Black Male, 42 Unsubstantiated
additional details
November 2004 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search White Male, 21 Unsubstantiated
Documents: Complaint Closing Report
additional details

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.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'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.


Discipline

Case: 2020-22296
Closed: 7/7/2020
Case Details:
  1. Guilty: Wrongfully stopped an individual known to the Department.
  2. Guilty: Violated patrol rules.
  3. Guilty: Wrongfully deactivated their body-worn camera.
Penalty: Training, vacation days (3 days)


Lawsuits

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

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

Lawrence, Angela vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV08947, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, December 15, 2015, ended July 27, 2018
Zero Disposition
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.

Browning, Pierre vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV03164, U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 5, 2014, ended October 8, 2014
$62,500 Settlement

District Attorney Disclosure Letters

Brooklyn DA Disclosure Letter references additional lawsuit 17CV3069
Disclosure Letter
Disclosure Letter