After Judge’s Criticism, NYPD Tweaks Stop-and-Frisk Protocols


A day after a federal judge issued a ruling fiercely criticizing the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly unveiled new measures on Thursday intended to reduce the frequency of illegitimate stops, reports the New York Times. They include a re-emphasis on an existing departmental order banning racial profiling. The order is to be incorporated in routine training sessions for officers beginning next month.

Another calls for greater scrutiny of the work sheets known as UF250s that officers fill out after each street stop. Now, Kelly said, the executive officer at each of the city's 76 precincts will be in charge of auditing the forms. He also said the department was moving to develop a “quantitative mechanism” to pinpoint those officers who were the object of complaints from civilians over street stops.

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