NYC to drop appeal of federal judge's order requiring reforms to stop-and-frisk

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says reforms to stop-and-frisk

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says reforms to stop-and-frisk are essential. (January 30, 2014 7:24 PM)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will drop an appeal made under the previous mayoral administration after a judge ordered changes to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy.

Last year, a federal judge ordered reforms to the controversial policy, ruling that it discriminated against blacks and Hispanics. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed the decision, but de...

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