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Stop And Frisk Forms Now Include Handy Explanation For Rough Arrests

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.
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City Officials Want Federal Probe Into NYPD Stop And Frisk Policy

United States / New York : Gothamist (3 years ago)

The eight year NYPD veteran who was arrested and charged with civil rights violations in connection with a racially-charged stop-and-frisk arrest on Staten Island is now being held in protective custody. And the arrest Officer Micha... Read Post

NYPD Stop and Frisks Reach Record High in 2010

United States / New York : Gothamist (4 years ago)

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

NYPD Vows to Keep Database Of People Stopped, Frisked And Let Go

United States / New York : Gothamist (5 years ago)

More than 85% of people stopped and frisked by the NYPD are released without an arrest or summons. But just because the police let you go, doesn't mean they forget all about you! The NYPD maintains a database of more than 500,000 pe... Read Post

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