- Updated August 12, 2013, 3:48 p.m. ET
A federal judge ordered an independent monitor to oversee changes to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practice after ruling the polarizing policy violated the U.S. Constitution.
In a ruling released Monday morning, three months after hearing nine weeks of testimony in a class-action lawsuit challenging the policy, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan found that “the city acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD’s practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks.”
Good. They have NO BUSINESS frisking people for NO REASON.
- Judge Rules NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional (wnyc.org)
- Judge rules New York police’s ‘stop and frisk’ tactics unconstitutional – Reuters (reuters.com)
- US judge says NYPD stop-frisk violates rights (enews.earthlink.net)
- Stop-frisk violated rights: judge (nydailynews.com)
- Judge orders monitor to oversee changes to NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy (readingeagle.com)
- NY ‘stop and frisk’ unconstitutional (bbc.co.uk)
- US Judge Orders NYPD Stop-Frisk Monitor (abcnews.go.com)