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Video: NYPD Top Cop Defends Stop-and-Frisk

August 19, 2013  | 

VIDEO: NYPD Top Cop Defends Stop-and-Frisk

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on several public affairs shows Sunday to defend the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, saying city crime rates would increase following a judge's ruling that the stops are unconstitutional.

Kelly's remarks follow U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin's Aug. 12 ruling that appointed an independent monitor, and called for on-body cameras in five mostly minority precincts.

On Thursday, the City Council is considering creating an inspector general for the NYPD as additional oversight. Blacks and Latinos have said officers racially profiled them during the stops.

"Violent crime will go up," Kelly said on NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory. "This is something that's integral to policing."

During an interview with Benjamin Bell on ABC's "This Week," Kelly said the policy has helped the city reach the lowest rate of murders and other violent crime in years.

He singled out on-body cameras, saying patrol officers will have trouble getting information from confidential informants.

Tags: NYPD, Ray Kelly, On-Body Video, Terry Stops


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R G Montgomery @ 8/20/2013 6:14 AM

I am disgusted with the response of the City and Police Department of New York City.

The court found the practice of pre-determined 'frisks' un-Constitutional. The city answer by saying it is effective. In other words, we should ignore the Constitution.

That is the problem with the United States.

Oh, did anyone notice NYC has some of the tightest gun control - also un-Constitutional - in the nation? No surprises here, are there?

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