Monitor Finds NYPD Continues Unconstitutional Stops, Vast Numbers of Stops Unreported, Supervisors Fail to Monitor Subordinate Officers

Stop-and-Frisk Attorney Responds

January 11, 2019, New York – In response to a report just filed by Peter Zimroth, the court-appointed monitor in the landmark stop-and-frisk case Floyd v. City of New York, Center for Constitutional Rights Senior Attorney Darius Charney issued the following statement:

The Floyd Monitor’s latest report proves that the NYPD and deBlasio administration’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ narrative around stop-and-frisk is not based in fact. The large numbers of unreported and unconstitutional stops and continued failure of supervisors to effectively monitor their subordinate officers’ stop activity—all  confirmed by the NYPD’s own data—show that the department continues to engage in conduct that undermines public trust and harms New Yorkers. The NYPD has a long way to go to bring its stop-and-frisk practices into compliance with the Constitution and the federal monitorship to an end.

Read the monitor’s report here.

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January 14, 2019