News 12 gets look at NYPD stop-and-frisk training

News 12 The Bronx was on hand today to see how NYPD officers are trained for the stop-and-frisk program.The officers-in-training were put in a tactical

THE BRONX - News 12 The Bronx was on hand today to see how NYPD officers are trained for the stop-and-frisk program.

The officers-in-training were put in a tactical village in The Bronx to help illustrate routine encounters. The skits help hone the definition of 'reasonable suspicion.' The training also puts a special emphasis on approaching those who may fit the bill in a respectful, courteous way.

Critics describe the skits as cookie-cutter and say they do not reflect reality.

The training commissioner says officers debrief after every scenario and have a written test when the training is over.

Thousands march in silence against NYPD's stop-and-frisk policyData: Stop-and-frisk opinions racially dividedBronx clergy calls for federal stop-and-frisk probe NYCLU launches stop-and-frisk appNYPD promises stop-and-frisk policy changesJudge grants class action status to stop-and-frisk lawsuit

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
Parents say a norovirus outbreak at P.S. 83 2 Norovirus at P.S. 83 Annex sickens over 100 students
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 4 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
Sophia Lamb, 44, was found by her mother 5 Woman found fatally stabbed in Co-op City

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

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