NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police unions have asked a federal appeals court to let them continue stop-and-frisk litigation if New York City drops the case now that Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor.
The unions representing more than 29,000 of the NYPD’s 35,000 members filed papers Thursday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.READ MORE: Got An Ant Problem? Expert Explains Reasons For Recent Surge And Offers Prevention Tips
The unions want to continue challenges to two court rulings that found officers sometimes violated the Constitution when carrying out the stop-and-frisk policy.