NYPD Settlement: Five Years of Stop-and-Frisk Oversight

Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014 11:17 AM

By Courtney Coren

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The proposed settlement in the stop-and-frisk case against the New York Police Department calls for five years of court oversight for the department, according to court documents.

That is two years more than Mayor Bill de Blasio requested when he announced in January that the city was dropping the appeal of the ruling by a judge who said the practice was unconstitutional, the New York Post reports.

The proposed settlement was filed Tuesday with Manhattan federal Judge Analisa Torres. It  calls for federal monitoring of the department to keep tabs on officers, including "an additional two years of court oversight."

The original agreement, reached in January, said there would be a court-appointed monitor who would oversee reforms to the controversial stop-and-frisk program for three years.

Ending the stop-and-frisk policy in the NYPD is one of de Blasio's campaign promises and is a policy that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg fought for.

The city's police unions are planning to ask Torres if they can appeal the ruling by Judge Shira Scheindlin, who said the policy was unconstitutional, but who was removed from the case due to questions of impartiality.

"There might be an agreement in place, but the unions certainly haven't agreed to anything," said Al O'Leary, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association spokesman.


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