How NYPD Is Training its Officers on Proper Stop-and-Frisk Procedure


Cops-turned-actors are showing police officers a better way to stop and frisk in new New York Police Department training on a city-block stage set in the Bronx, reports the New York Daily News. At the training center yesterday, police officers dressed as civilians and cops acted out street scenarios – performing properly executed civilian stops. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly ordered the enhanced eight-hour training for officers working in high-crime areas after widespread public criticism of NYPD stop-and-frisk procedures. Deputy Commissioner of Training James O’Keefe said the demo was meant to show that the department is committed to training cops on proper stop, question and frisk etiquette and showing them how to be sensitive to racial tensions in communities. Stop-and-frisk has come under fire from civil libertarian groups, community leaders and politicians.

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