FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

Stop and Frisk Goes On Trial In NYC

October 15, 2012  | 

Photo: Paul Clinton
Photo: Paul Clinton

The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program will come under scrutiny at a court hearing today on Manhattan.

The hearing, in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, is the result of a class action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union challenging the NYPD's "Operation Clean Halls" where officers patrol halls of residential buildings.

Civil rights advocates are seeking a judicial order ending the NYPD practice of stopping people on suspicion of trespassing in public areas outside of thousands of private apartment buildings in the Bronx.

The lawsuit argues that police officers unlawfully stop, question, frisk, and even arrest, people on suspicion of trespass without justification and usually because those individuals, typically residents or their guests, are in or near buildings enrolled in the program, according to the NYCLU.

The hearing is expected to last several days and include testimony from Jeffrey Fagan, a Columbia University professor who has analyzed the NYPD's stop-and-frisk data, and a representative of the Bronx District Attorney's office, which has notified the NYPD it will no longer prosecute trespassing arrests without an officer interview.

Related:

VIDEO: NYPD Cop Calls Teen 'F**king Mutt' During Stop-and-Frisk

N.Y. DA Halts Prosecution of Trespassers


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

President Trump Issues Statement of Support for Law Enforcement
On his first day in office President Donald J. Trump has issued a statement of support for...
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Uses Facebook to Respond to Man who Claims Sheriff Clarke Abused Power
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office posted a meme on its Facebook page Thursday...
DC Officers Injured, 95 Arrested in Inauguration Riots
A pair of police officers were injured and 95 protesters arrested after they smashed...
LA Officer Killed Execution Style While Helping Injured Woman
Westwego, LA, police officer Michael Louviere was shot in the head and killed while...
Video: IL Officer Killed in Crash Responding to Retail Theft Call
A 27-year-old police officer was killed Thursday night while responding to a call in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine