stop and frisk
Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, who presided over a dramatic drop in crime rates during a long and sometimes controversial tenure as head of the country’s largest force, has a book deal.
Court papers allege the officers overheard Dick George telling three youths to get the officers’ badge numbers next time and in response, violently pulled George out of his car and arrested him.
Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.
Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.
The goal is to end years of litigation over the city’s controversial anti-crime tactic.
Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that the city’s stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory — moving the city a step closer toward changing the program.
Overall, crime in the city is down, but there has been an uptick in shootings in certain neighborhoods.
According to CompStat figures, 129 people were shot last month, a 43 percent increase over the same period last year.
Comparing the first quarter of this year to last, the number of stop-and-frisks is down 86 percent.
Police unions say a New York City law easing the way for racial profiling claims could entangle officers in lawsuits over elusive questions about what they were thinking when stopping someone.
Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.
Bratton said the reforms will help improve community-police relations but also put the business community at ease. He noted that stop-and-frisk is seen as divisive and unconstitutional by some.
Mayor Bill de Blasio took shots at his predecessor and poked fun at the snow removal complaints on the Upper East Side last month – all while addressing the serious issues he has sought to tackle in office – in an appearance on “The Daily Show” Monday night.
A judge ruled last year that the New York Police Department had discriminated against blacks and Hispanics with how it went about stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people on the street.
The controversial NYPD program was the Democrat’s biggest campaign issue and helped propel him to the top of the pack during the primary. De Blasio pushed for more community policing and tapped Bill Bratton to lead the NYPD.