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Civil Liberties Union Challenges NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Database

May 26, 2010  | 

The N.Y. Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to stop the NYPD from collecting the names and addresses of subjects who are stopped and questioned but cleared of any wrongdoing, the New York Times reports.

The NYPD now uses a program known as "stop and frisk," where officers input the data of subjects into a department database. The department has said the database has been an invaluable tool for detectives.

The group asserts that state law forbids the names from being kept in cases where the arrests are thrown out or the case adjudicated favorably

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