Attorney Celeste Koeleveld asked the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals to suspend a Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin’s August ruling.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
A civil case has begun in Manhattan to determine whether the tactic unlawfully targets people on the basis of race.
A New York judge has granted class action status to a 2008 lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of discriminating against blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk policies aimed at reducing crime.