NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Testimony continued Monday in the trial challenging the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) is a former police captain himself who spoke out on racial issues as founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement.
But Monday, he testified that police commissioner Ray Kelly is using stop-and-frisk tactics in a discriminatory manner designed to put fear of being stopped by cops into young blacks and Hispanics.
“I believe that in his heart, he has the best intention of New Yorkers. I believe all of us are traumatized after September 11th, all of us are traumatized by the number of guns in the street. I think he’s used the wrong method,” Adams told reporters including WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell.