De Blasio’s NYPD in court combat with civil liberties advocates

New school safety agents are sworn in, in this ceremony from 2009. Photo: NYPD

With stop-and-frisk settled, school policing is target of a continuing lawsuit accusing officers of abuses ⧸ Full Story

Gray zone for men and women in blue


The confounding decades-old legal case behind stop-and-frisk has left boundaries open to NYPD discretion — but for how long? ⧸ Full Story

The NYPD’s hottest stop-and-frisk spots

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Public housing projects are heavily represented among New York City's 50 most frequent locations for police stops ⧸ 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

How many guns does stop and frisk uncover?

The NYPD’s controversial stop and frisk policy is failing in the very area it was designed to target — gun control — according to new analysis released by the New York Civil Liberties Union today.  The detailed interrogation of the police department’s own stop-and-frisk records indicates a record 685,724 people were stopped and frisked by… ⧸ Full Story

Study: NYPD violating Kelly edict to end improper marijuana arrests

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Bronx Defenders survey of hundreds arrested for possession finds most were improperly forced to show drugs to police ⧸ Full Story

Police stops of New Yorkers hit record high in 2011

Only 13 percent of the 4.3 million stops made by city police in the last decade have led to an arrest or summons ⧸ 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