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Philadelphia PD To Change Stop and Frisk Policy

June 21, 2011  | 

The Philadelphia Police Department will change the way it monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian arrests after settling a federal lawsuit filed in November over the department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and Mayor Nutter today will announce the settlement in the Bailey Class Action Lawsuit, which argued that minorities were targeted based on race and that stops were conducted often without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

Nutter will sign two executive orders today intended to enhance "the public's trust" of the Police Department.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News


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