stop and frisk
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.
Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.
New York City police unions have asked a federal appeals court to hurry its decision on whether they can continue stop-and-frisk litigation if Mayor Bill de Blasio drops the case.
Days before he was set to step down, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly talked about his career and what he and many others have said was the success of his policies.
CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson sat down with New York’s top cop to reflect on his impact and to look toward the future as he prepares to give up his position.