NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Bloomberg administration announced it will file its notice of appeal on this week’s stop-and-frisk decision on Friday.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin called the NYPD’s stop, question and frisk tactic unconstitutional and appointed a federal monitor to oversee changes to the policy.
“As the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly said on Monday, we strongly disagree with Judge Scheindlin’s order. We said we’d take immediate steps to appeal, and we plan to do so tomorrow by filing our Notice of Appeal,” the city’s lawyer Michael Cardozo said Thursday in a statement.
Speaking Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it would be irresponsible if the next administration decided to stop the appeal.