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

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

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

Ohio Officer Shot, Injured at Traffic Stop
The officer — who has not yet been identified — was taken to a nearby hospital, where he...
Video: California Deputy Helps Bear Escape Car
A Placer County, CA, Sheriff’s deputy had to rescue a bear that trapped itself inside a...
NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates...
Girl Gives New York Officer Elmo Doll to Keep Him Company on Duty
Gabby's mom said the little girl wanted to give the officer Elmo because he "works all...

Police Magazine