Monday, November 11, 2013
(New York, NY) -- New York City is standing firmly behind the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy. City attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to vacate a federal judge's decision telling the NYPD to curb its policy. The attorneys for the city wrote in a motion filed late Saturday the "public perception of the NYPD has been clouded" by the judge's ruling against the department. New York City Corporation Counsel wrote the judge's order "lends credence to the notion that the NYPD unfairly targets minorities for stop and frisks." He says that undermines the department's ability to effectively carry out its mission.