New York City on Wednesday formally dropped the city's appeal of rulings in lawsuits involving the New York Police Department's (NYPD) use of stop-and-frisk tactics. Mayor Bill De Blasio's administration agreed to end the lawsuit against the NYPD after reaching a settlement requiring three years ...[read more]
02/07/2014: NYC police unions pursued stop and frisk appeal.
01/31/2014: New York mayor dropped appeal to stop and frisk reform.
11/22/2013: Federal appeals court upheld stop and frisk ruling.
10/31/2013: Federal appeals court blocked NYPD stop and frisk changes.
09/17/2013: Federal judge ...[read more]
Whether or not programs like New York's Stop-Question,-and-Frisk (SQF) are within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution is the primary challenge facing such programs. Similar programs, that have faced similar challenges and criticisms, exist in Newark, Philadelphia, and other cities. These ...[read more]
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
"Stop-question-and-frisk" (SQF), a form of proactive policing where officers detain and search persons suspected of illegal activity, has been used by police departments for decades. SQF searches are intended to maintain a level of officer vigilance targeting low-level criminal offenses in order ...[read more]
Stop, Question and Frisk is a proactive policing program, in which police officers use personal discretion in detaining individuals based on suspicion of felonious behavior. Recent claims of prejudice raised against the New York City Police Department are rooted in substantive law passed during ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier of the CUNY School of Law argues that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York's stop-and-frisk law ...During the tumultuous year of 1968, a few days after the ...[read more]
On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in response to de Blasio's recent ...[read more]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal on Friday to the judge-ordered reform of New York's stop-and-frisk program. Police Commissioner William Bratton supported de Blasio's decision to drop the appeal. Bratton believes that the policy has caused distrust ...[read more]