Stop-and-Frisk

‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Filing May Lead To These Reforms After Racist Practice Found Unconstitutional

Concerns still remain about transparency and civil rights violations of people who are stopped by the NYPD.
07/10/2018
NewsOne

A judge has been challenged to order wide-reaching reforms for the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Stop and Frisk program by a watchdog group that filed a brief in federal court on Monday. The filing came after the racist practice was deemed unconstitutional and yielded previous lawsuits.

Community Stakeholders to Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Urge Judge to Intervene & Mandate Key Reforms That NYPD is Resisting in New Legal Filing

Amicus brief on behalf of New Yorkers directly impacted by unconstitutional stops comes after years of court-ordered reform process has yielded almost none of central reforms to address core issues of unconstitutional stop-and-frisks

 

Though NYPD-reported stops have declined, officers fail to report them up to 73 percent of the time and thousands more encounters that may be unconstitutional stops are going unrecorded

New York, NY – Over 90 organizations from across New York City, 15 family members of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD, and others directly impacted by abusive policing supported an amicus brief filed in federal court by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), urging the judge overseeing the stop-and-frisk cases to mandate the NYPD to adopt specific stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement reforms. The court had named CPR as a community stakeholder in the court-ordered reform process that stemmed from the ruling in the federal class action lawsuit, Floyd v.

IN LEGAL PAPERS ACTIVISTS DEMAND MORE REFORMS IN STOP-AND-FRISK; CLAIM UNDER-REPORTING

07/09/2018
Black Star News

Over 90 organizations from across New York City, 15 family members of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD, and others directly impacted by abusive policing supported an amicus brief filed in federal court by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), urging the judge overseeing the stop-and-frisk cases to mandate the NYPD to adopt specific stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement reforms.

Watchdog Urges Judge To Mandate Reforms On NYPD Street Stops

07/09/2018
Associate Press (via 1010 WINS)

NEW YORK (AP)  --  A watchdog group is urging a judge to mandate sweeping changes to the New York Police Department's practice of stopping and questioning people on the street, saying civil liberties and transparency concerns remain.
 
Communities United for Police Reform said in a court filing on Monday that the NYPD isn't giving a full picture of how many stops it makes because it's only required to track ones it puts in the stop-and-frisk category.
 

CPR Responds to Release of Report by Facilitator of Stop-and-Frisk Court-Ordered Reform Process

In response to the filing of a final report by the Facilitator of the court-ordered reform process to stop-and-frisk to the court, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement from spokesperson Linda Tigani of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, whose member was the lead plaintiff in Floyd v. New York. CPR was a named stakeholder in the Court’s ruling in Floyd v. New York, Ligon v. New York and Davis v.

NYPD Officers Threaten High School Students With Taser

04/15/2017
Truthout

On March 16, I videotaped two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers pushing and threatening students from Midwood High School in Brooklyn. Toward the end of the encounter, one of the officers threatened the young people with a Taser, asking them if they wanted to "ride the lightning." The officers were attempting to disperse these young people from a public sidewalk for reasons unknown to me.

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