NYC drops federal appeal in stop-and-frisk cases

The city's decision is aimed at speeding reforms

The city's decision is aimed at speeding reforms it has already agreed to in a settlement. (August 6, 2014 6:25 PM)

(AP) -- New York City has dropped its federal appeal in cases that challenged its police stop-and-frisk tactic that a judge has said sometimes discriminates against minorities.

The city's decision is aimed at speeding reforms it has already agreed to in a settlement.

The law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

After a judge last year concluded...

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