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Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.
The NYPD stop-and-frisk policy may have been dealt a final blow, as a federal appeals court on Friday refused a request by police unions to reexamine the issue.
The city’s police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights.
Brooklyn DA Investigates Video Which Appears To Show NYPD Officer Taking Money From Man During Stop-And-Frisk
The alleged encounter at the Surfside Gardens Housing Project was caught on cellphone video.
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.