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 is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.