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Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Dropped By Mayor De Blasio

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a question from a man about ‘stop-n-frisk’ after speaking to the media at the site of the ‘Talking Transition’ project.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the New York City stop-and-frisk court cases say the city and the plaintiffs have reached an agreement for a monitor to oversee reforms of the police tactic.

Lawyers for the Center for Constitutional Rights said that the deal calls for the reforms to take place under a scenario set down by a federal judge last year.

They say the deal calls for a monitor to serve a three-year term. The monitor will oversee a process in which those communities most affected by the stop-and-frisk tactics will provide input into reforms. The announcement came shortly after the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio filed court papers seeking to drop an appeal of the judge’s findings.

A judge ruled last year that the New York Police Department had discriminated against blacks and Hispanics with how it went about stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people on the street. The judge ordered major reforms to the department’s implementation of the policy.

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