New York stop-and-frisk appeal on hold
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a road map to end New York City’s appeal of a judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling.
De Blasio’s announcement means that the city believes what Michael Bloomberg did not— that the previous administration abused stop-and-frisk policing.
The practice has long been criticized for racially profiling minorities.
In a court filing Thursday, the city asked that the appeal be put on hold so the case can be settled.
Instead of a court-appointed monitor overseeing the police department indefinitely, the stop-and-frisk plaintiffs are agreeing to a three-year limit to the court-appointed monitor.
A spokesman for Bloomberg declined to comment.
If the city gets its request granted, the case will go back to the district court. Judge Shira Scheindlin who presided over the original case, was thrown off by a panel of three judges who said she was partial in the case.
Instead, the settlement will have to be approved by Judge Analisa Torres. Bloomberg cited declines in crime and in saving countless lives in the city as a result of stop-and-frisk policing.
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