February 21, 2014, New York – In response to the Second Circuit panel’s lifting of the stay in the Floyd v. City of New York class action lawsuit and remanding of the case to the district court, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:
We are gratified that the Court of Appeals has accepted the parties’ proposed framework for resolving this case. Now that the litigation has largely concluded, we look forward to working with affected communities and the City toward achieving lasting reforms to the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices.
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, the Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.