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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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Is ‘stop and frisk’ based on official policy?

Yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin granted class-action status to a lawsuit condemning the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. Her decision comes in a 2008 suit filed by four men claiming their fourth amendment constitutional rights were compromised by the NYPD, and allows thousands more plaintiffs to take part in the legal challenge. The […]

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Eli Silverman

Safety in numbers: Authors of book assailing police stats say it’s for the NYPD’s own good

Authors John Eterno and Eli Silverman scrutinize COMPSTAT and raise sharp questions about its accuracy

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