One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.
New York City police unions are lining up to blast a bill they say would handcuff them from doing their job.
With the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.
Judge Shira Scheindlin will rule on whether any changes are needed in the NYPD.
The court case over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program has been going on for one month.
Former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito was questioned by about whether the police department has any program for tracking officers who may have a suspicious pattern of racial profiling in using stop-and-frisk tactics.
The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of some of the stops, with lawyers arguing the policy unfairly targets minorities.
The report, titled “Reasonable Suspicion Stops,” show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011. The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.
A 14 year-old boy who was found with a loaded gun after a stop-and-frisk in the Bronx in 2010 had his weapons possession conviction overturned in appeals court Thursday and Mayor Bloomberg is furious.
Dozens stood in Hempstead on Tuesday holding signs that said “Immigrants Welcome Here” as they discussed the high court’s decision.
For the second Sunday in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took to the pulpit of a Brooklyn church to defend the city’s stop-and-frisk policy. The mayor’s speech came hours before New Yorkers who are angry about the policy will take part in a silent march to call for an end to it.
Federal officials took steps to retrain a special unit of screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport after allegations arose that some were frequently engaging in racial profiling, according to a published report.
It happens dozens of times a day all around the city — police stop and frisk someone they think is acting suspiciously. But a Brooklyn man said he wasn’t doing anything wrong when he was stopped and frisked in front of his own house recently.
While trying to get home to Brooklyn after a night out at a Soho club, Jerrell Horton said he was shunned by a cab driver, who dragged him a block before he could free himself.