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.
Stop and frisk is an acceptable policing tool. That is not the question at hand. The question is whether the NYPD's current usage of stop and frisk is effective, legal and/or necessary. Read Post
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