Plaintiffs relieved over stop-and-frisk ruling

A class action lawsuit was first filed by four men in 2008 after they were frisked by police officers.

A class action lawsuit was first filed by four men in 2008 after they were frisked by police officers. (8/12/13)

NEW YORK - Plaintiffs say they are relieved by a court’s decision to appoint an outside monitor to oversee the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.

Lalit Clarkson called the decision “a first step.” He says that since stop-and-frisk has now been addressed in court, other forms of police abuses may slowly begin to fade away.

A class action lawsuit was first filed by four men in 2008 after they were frisked by police officers. The men claimed that they were initially targeted because of their race.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to defend the practice, saying that it helps reduce crime. He has vowed to appeal the court’s decision.

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