Raul Mendez is a recurring character in Shades of Blue. He is known drug dealer in New York City, he used to work with Wozniak before he decides to try his luck by blackmailing him. Wozniak subjects Mendez to brutal torture in the hands of two gay men. There's one sequence that includes the implication that he's forced to suck a gay man's penis. Raul is portrayed by Otto Sanchez.