After nine weeks of testimony challenging the constitutionality of the New York City Police Department's practice of unlawful stops and frisks, CCR’s historic Floyd et al. v. the City of New York trial will come to an end this Monday, May 20th. Please join CCR to pack the court one last time and hear closing arguments, and come to a brief press conference after the trial.
The Floyd case is being brought on behalf of millions of New Yorkers illegally stopped by the NYPD over the past seven years, and is the first class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice to be tried in federal court.
What: Summations and last day of court in Floyd v. City of New York
When: Monday, May 20th at 9:00 a.m. The courtroom is expected to be full, and there will be overflow rooms available. We recommend you allow at least 20 minutes to get through security.
Where: Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl Street, Courtroom 15-C
Press conference: 4:30pm outside the Worth Street entrance of the courthouse
We advise for people to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to allow time to go through courthouse security. As of April 16th, you must have photo ID in order to enter the courthouse.
Remember you will need to check your phone, camera, iPod and most electronic devices at the front desk with security since these items are not allowed inside the courthouse. You will also not be able to wear any buttons inside.
The overflow room is located at 40 Foley Street. For travel directions, please click here.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has long been active in the movement to address racial profiling, particularly in New York City. CCR engages in advocacy and organizing efforts to address discrimination, brutality, misconduct and abuse by the police, has written on the human impact of the stop and frisk practices, is a member of the Communities United for Police Reform campaign, and engages in advocacy against discriminatory policing practices across the country. In 2008 CCR filed Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., a federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD’s practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stops and frisks.