NYPD Can’t Stop Changes to Stop-and-Frisk – By Adam K. Raymond July 30, 2014 3:53 p.m.


Photo: Seth Wenig/Corbis

A federal judge today told five different police unions they can’t stop broad changes to stop-and-friskthat Mayor de Blasio agreed to in a settlement earlier this year. The ruling opens the door for the NYPD to overhaul the practice that was ruled unconstitutional last August. In the 108-page ruling, federal Judge​​ Analisa Torres said the unions have “no significant protectable interests relating to the subject of the litigation that would warrant intervention.”

And so ends the department’s attempts to prevent stop-and-frisk reforms. Those changes, agreed to in January by the mayor and plaintiffs suing the city over what they said were illegal stop-and-frisks, include retraining officers, a new program that would put cameras on some officers, and an independent monitor to oversee the new process. Now they can finally go into effect.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/nypd-cant-stop-changes-to-stop-and-frisk.html

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