"Déjà Vu": Attorneys Say De Blasio's Social Distancing Enforcement Is Stop-And-Frisk All Over Again

June 4, 2020

...In an emergency motion filed on Tuesday, attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Legal Aid Society argued the police department was not complying with a set of reforms ordered in the 2013 federal case that found the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional. As part of that settlement, the NYPD agreed to overhaul its street-stop policies and develop policies that prohibited racial profiling.

"Seven years later, we have a really unfortunate and disturbing sense of déjà vu," said Darius Charney, a senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights who represented some of the plaintiffs in the Floyd vs. City of New York case. ...

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June 4, 2020