Brooklyn Woman Suing NYPD After Being Arrested for Filming Stop and Frisk
A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman was arrested for filming an NYPD Stop and Frisk in progress.
With the help of the NYCLU, Hadiyah Charles plans to sue the NYPD, asserting that her civil rights were violated.
The incident took place in early June, when Charles stumbled upon friends of hers being harrassed by the police.
Charles said she asked the officers what was going on, and when they brushed her off, she started filming on her cellphone. The officers repeatedly asked her to back up and one of them shoved Charles, according to the lawsuit.
When Charles said she wanted to file a complaint, she was arrested, held for 90 minutes and given a summons for disorderly conduct, which was later dismissed, the lawsuit states.
Charles said an officer at the 79th Precinct told her, “This is what happens when you get involved.”
In 2011, there were nearly 700,000 stop-and-frisks. The practice has galvanized community members and activists, who point to data showing that the policy has done little to reduce gun violence in the city.
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