San Francisco reins in police presence in schools

San Francisco public schools are about to have a friendlier relationship to the police. Photo: Dominick Guzzo/Flickr

Imminent agreement between educators and law enforcement could be model for New York City reform ⧸ Full Story

How we mapped NYPD summonses across the city: Part II

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In which we navigate the multiple databases used by New York City courts and update our summonses map to include data from community courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan ⧸ Full Story

A tort time bomb

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

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? ⧸ Full Story

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… ⧸ Full Story

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

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant report: Police stops haunt residents under suspicion

Hundreds seek to get warrants dismissed at Project Safe Surrender

At an event to resolve unpaid summonses, Brooklyn residents attest to the toll of police interrogations ⧸ Full Story

Despite drops, number of stop-and-frisks headed toward record high

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Photo: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Fewer than 6 percent of those stopped this summer were arrested ⧸ Full Story

Parade police overtime costs float above Occupy Wall Street’s

NYPD at Thanksgiving Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving festivities cost the NYPD $192,000 last year ⧸ Full Story