If you're one of the NYPD's lucky stop and frisk customers this year (183,326 and counting!) the police is giving you a slightly less opaque reason as to why they roughed you up. New forms that officers fill out following a stop include a "Reason for Force Used" field, that give officers the choice of checking a box that describes the situation leading up to the rough stop.
Break out the bubbly, precinct captains; the NYPD has broken its previous record for the number of stop and frisks in a single year! NYPD officers made 601,055 street stops in 2010, the first time that number has topped the 600K mar... Read Post
A freelance photographer has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, claiming police officers roughed him up and arrested him after he attempted to photograph them conducting a stop-and-frisk search. [ more › ] Read Post