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August 12, 2013

NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Tactic Violates Rights: Judge

 

A federal court judge ordered an independent monitor to oversee reforms to the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice after ruling the polarizing practice violated the United States Constitution.
In a ruling released Monday morning, two months after hearing nine weeks of testimony in a class-action lawsuit challenging the policy, Manhattan federal court judge Shira Scheindlin found that " the city acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD's practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks."
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