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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How we mapped NYPD summonses across the city

The seed of this story was a question: Did data exist that could offer a more objective view into the issue of NYPD summonses and race than was being offered in impassioned and political editorials? We soon found out that very few people knew where to find such data or if it even existed.

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