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

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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?

Cops Now Have to Explain Their Stop-and-Frisks