NYPD officers can no longer keep a giant electronic library of everyone they stop on the street - but officers can still collect names the old-fashioned way on paper, a new NYPD memo says.
The internal memo was sent out Friday, just after Gov. Paterson signed a law banning the NYPD from entering personal information of innocent people into a citywide database.
The memo reminds cops they legally can gather the intel, as long as they use a pen and paper.
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