Argument against stop-and-frisk picking up steam

The attorneys who sponsored a lawsuit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy are supporting their claims today after a federal judge ruled the program must come

A federal judge ruled the program must come to an end in certain buildings across the borough.

A federal judge ruled the program must come to an end in certain buildings across the borough. (1/9/13)

MELROSE - The attorneys who sponsored a lawsuit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy are supporting their claims today after a federal judge ruled the program must come to an end in certain buildings.

The attorneys are representing 13 Bronx residents involved in the case against the NYPD, specifically the department's Clean Halls campaign. They insist that people are targeted unnecessarily in buildings across the borough.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has defended the policy, saying the judge's decision interferes with officers' efforts to keep the city safe. Many tenants also say that they appreciate their intent, but that some people are unfairly stopped.

The lawyers will request supervision of stop-and-frisk officers, as well as additional training. 

The ruling was only a partial decision, however. A full trial starts in March on numerous stop-and-frisk cases. 
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 1 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Puerto Ricans in one Bronx community officially wrapped 2 Puerto Ricans wrap up holiday season in Kingsbridge
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 3 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the hand 4 Police: Teen shot after argument in the Bronx
Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering 5 Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The next court date on the issue is Stop & frisk policy suffers blow after judge ruling

A judge has ordered the NYPD to temporarily halt Operation Clean Hall, which allowed police

City Council mulls stop-and-frisk reforms

The City Council convened today for a hearing to discuss possible changes to the NYPD's

Report: Stop-and-frisk complaints on the decline

Fewer people are filing formal complaints against the NYPD when it comes to its controversial

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE