City Council mulls stop-and-frisk reforms

The City Council convened today for a hearing to discuss possible changes to the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

The legislation would force officers to get consent from people before they are stopped and frisked, as well as require officers to inform anyone who is stopped and frisked of their rights. It also calls for an inspector general to be appointed to oversee all policies and procedures of the police force.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has touted the policy as a crime-buster, but critics say it unfairly targets minorities.

City Hall protesters demand NYPD changesPoll: Racial divide over stop-and-frisk policy

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."