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Stop and Frisk Attorneys Applaud Court’s Rejection of City’s Attempt to Stay Reforms
WASHINGTON - September 17 - In response to today’s ruling in Floyd v. City of New York, a federal class action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:
The court has correctly recognized that thousands of New Yorkers whose rights are violated regularly by the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices – and not the City itself – are the ones who would be harmed by this latest attempt to delay reforms. After more than a decade of unconstitutional and racially discriminatory police practices, overwhelming legislative support for changes, and a massive mobilization by affected communities, it is long past time for the City to end its resistance and participate in making those changes. If Mayor Bloomberg truly seeks a police force that serves New Yorkers, here is his opportunity—come to the table and help make it a reality.