New Form For NYPD In Stop And Frisk Situations

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Now, every time force is used during a so-called stop and frisk in New York, the officer will have to check a box stating the reason.

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“This form is the result of a lawsuit, a negotiation with a plaintiff in a lawsuit called the Daniel case,” said NYPD comissioner Ray Kelly on Tuesday.

Kelly says the change is designed to provide a clearer understanding of the circumstances surrounding street stops.

The form itself was recommended by a law enforcement think tank.

“The RAND Corporation made a recommendation that we know specifically more about the types of force that were used. So, we put a checklist on the form,” says Kelly.

An officer can check a box if the suspect reached for a weapon, if self defense or defense of another was used, or if the suspect fled or resisted.

But the New York Civil Liberties Union, which brought the case which sparked the change, calls the new form window dressing that won’t provide honest answers.

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  • Genjigem Blade

    cant w8 till the “Reach for a weapon box is checked” while someone is recording them and they dont notice their being recorded and shows a lie!

  • Bob James

    There is a reason European nations have far less criminal activities than the U.S.. It is the same reason Africa has far more crimes than the U.S. or any other continent or subcontinent. We all know what hat one element is, and they know it too.

    • Robert

      I get tired of reading the racists comment posted by YOU PEOPLE with pee brains. The reason Africa MAY have more crime is because Europe came to Africa and created an unstable situation that has implications until this day. You’re an example of why we need a vaccine to combat ignorance. If there were such a thing a retroactive abortion you’d be a canidate

  • Gregory

    There is enough random violent crime in NYC to justify the imposition of martial law. In fact, most upstaters blame the City drug dealers for expansion into upstate and the accompanying violence. Stop and Frisk may be a violation of the 4th Amendment, but until SCOTUS decides, I hope the NYC police contine. T

  • JD

    You can report what you saw (if you think it was illegal police conduct) to the Civilian Complaints Review Board. You can make the report by calling 311 or looking up the CCRB online. The video will be helpful.

  • Brian

    I saw two cops run down a guy yesterday on Avenue of The Americas on the corner by Radio City Music Hall around 4:30 or so. They FORCED him to the ground and handcuffed pretty quickly as the guy did not fight it and then they went through his pockets and a bag he was carrying (several times every time another cop arrived. Just to make sure I guess). I watched and filmed the thing from start to finish from across the street. I would love to read the report. But I already know what the put in the reports is anything but the truth. The have to try a secure a conviction so most times they lie. This check box they speak of is meaningless.

    • KPMc

      What exactly is your complaint? Do you know WHY he was apprehended? Or did you just see one small part of the story and yet think you know what went on? Is there any possibility in your mind that the perpetrator did something to warrant his swift and decisive apprehension? Or do you just assume cops had nothing better to do then ruin some guys day and give themselves hours worth of paperwork?

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