NYPD Cops Now Have to Explain Their Stop-and-Frisks


An NYPD memo from earlier this month changes the requirements for reporting stop-and-frisks so that cops have to actually explain why they stopped a person. “Now, an officer who checks off a box on a form, such as ‘furtive moment,’ must also describe what he or she observed,” NY1 explains. Of course, the timing of the memo is pretty convenient considering the current class-action suit over the tactic. “The memo literally says what we’ve been asking for for 10 years,” the plaintiffs’ lawyer said. Better late than never?