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NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

by Associated Press
NYPD car.

Jason Lawrence, Flickr

New York City has dropped its appeal of rulings in stop-and-frisk cases. The move is aimed at speeding reforms it has agreed to in a settlement.

   The city's law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

   The goal is to end years of litigation over the city's controversial anti-crime tactic. Those who brought lawsuits did not oppose the action.

   The city reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.

Mayor, Law Enforcement Urges City Council to Vote Down Upcoming Bills

by Connor Ryan
New York City Hall.

Flickr

Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly joined veteran law enforcement officials today in urging City Council members to vote down two bills that are expected to be voted on this week.

The first bill would establish an Inspector General position within the NYPD. That official would be responsible for overseeing and investigating police practices. 

Mayor Bloomberg says if enacted, the legislation would interfere with police officers' ability to protect New Yorkers.

NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Trial Begins

by Associated Press

 joshkehn, Flickr

The New York Police Department's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is facing its biggest legal challenge this week with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.

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