Sean G. Rafferty

Badge #2445, White Male
Sergeant at Life Safety Systems Division since January 2023, active
Also served at 103rd Precinct, 101st Precinct
Service started July 2011, made $144,000 last year, Tax #951104

Lawsuit settlements:
$25,000   Tertus, Stider vs Rafferty, Sean, Po, 2021 EDNY EDNY 20CV00604
$97,000   Tippins, Terrance, et al. vs City of New York, et al., 2015 EDNY EDNY 15CV05729
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Complaints

3 Complaints
3 Allegations
0 Substantiated
1 Closed - Pending Litigation
1 Complainant Uncooperative
1 Within NYPD Guidelines

Complaint #202202798, March 2022
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital
Complainant: Male, 55-59
CCRB Conclusion: Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202101155, February 2021
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 21-24
CCRB Conclusion: Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201908399, September 2019
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 37
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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Complaint #202202798, March 2022
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Forcible Removal to Hospital Male, 55-59 Within NYPD Guidelines
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Complaint #202101155, February 2021
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 21-24 Closed - Pending Litigation
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Complaint #201908399, September 2019
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 37 Complainant Uncooperative
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.

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Lawsuits

Named in 4 known lawsuits, $122,000 total settlements.

Tertus, Stider vs Rafferty, Sean, Po
Case # 20CV00604, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 26, 2021, ended July 29, 2021
$25,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: On February 4, 2017 Plaintiff Stider Tertus parked his vehicle at a curb to pick up food. Officer Sean Rafferty approached and said he was parked too close to a fire hydrant. When Plaintiff moved his vehicle and exited, Rafferty approached again demanding driver's license and asking Mr. Tertus if he had been drinking or smoking marijuana. Mr. Tertus said no. Plaintiff had two unopened cans of beer on the floor of the front passenger seat and Rafferty arrested him. At the 112th precinct, Mr. Tertus registered 0.00 on a breathalyzer and a urine sample later failed to detect presence of drugs. However, Officer Anthony Spedaleri reported Plaintiff inadequately performed the coordination test, though it was unclear ...

Tippins, Terrance, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV05729, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 19, 2015, ended March 21, 2017
$97,000 Settlement
Complaint, Original Complaint
Description: Officers showed up at the residence asking Terrance Trippin if they can enter, never giving a reason nor showing a warrant, therefore he refused. Seeing police officers at the door his sister Shantell came to the door to get inside the house and see what was going on once he opened the door officers grabbed him and shoved him to the pavement. They handcuffed him, arrested him never reading him his Miranda rights, and took him to the precinct. Shantell was also grabbed but thanks to neighbors yelling she was pregnant they did not shove her to the ground. Her son witnessed from across the street and came running to aide his mother and he was also grabbed and shoved to the ground and taken to the precinct. Terran...

Vassall, Traceyann vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03612, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 20, 2015, ended May 17, 2017
Zero Disposition
Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendant Officers entered Plaintiff's home and question her about an alleged confrontation with her landlady. The officers left and then returned after a brief moment and assaulted and groped her while trying to arrest her. Plaintiff was eventually taken to a precinct, charged with Menacing, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment, which were later dismissed.

Ayala, Logan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 703405/2014, Supreme Court - Queens, June 19, 2014