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NYPD Inspector Testifies ‘Very Few’ Complaints Of Racial Profiling Over Stop-And-Frisk

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Stop and Frisk Protest (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The court case over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program has been going on for one month.

In court Thursday, NYPD inspector Helen McAleer was called by the plaintiff’s attorneys who are attempting to prove that police engage in racial profiling in the streets when carrying out their Stop, Question and Frisk program on predominantly blacks and Hispanics.

Inspector McAleer, who reports to the Chief of Department, was asked if complaints of racial profiling reach her office.

“Very few,” said the inspector.

She backed up what the just-retired Chief of Department Joseph Esposito testified to during the trial last week.

As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, Esposito testified that people don’t come up to him in minority communities complaining about being stopped because of race.

He said they may complain about how a stop was done or that a cop was rude, but not about racial profiling.

Esposito said politicians and civil rights or other activist groups are often the ones complaining about racial profiling, Cornell reported.

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