NYPD

Stop and Frisk

More than racial profiling

The City Council’s new anti-bias law, passed over Mayor Bloomberg’s veto, promises to alter police encounters with homeless, LGBT and public housing residents

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More than 2,000 new legal cases hit the NYPD last year, foreshadowing a surge in future payouts to plaintiffs. Photo: Michael Summers/Flickr

A tort time bomb

As a record number of lawsuits against the city’s police move into litigation, the price tag is $150 million a year and growing. Where will it stop?

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