Independent Monitor

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes, Removes Judge From Case

The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.

10/31/2013

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Judge: Independent Monitor To Oversee FDNY Diversification Effort

Judge Nicholas Garaufis gave his findings Wednesday following a civil trial last month in Brooklyn. The Justice Department had sued on behalf of a black fraternal organization.

10/05/2011