David Rudovsky

Police advance through a cloud of tear gas toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NAACP Hopes To Create Dialogue To Avoid Tragedies Such As The Deadly Shooting In Ferguson

The NAACP issued a new report this week on racial profiling and the controversial use of stop and frisk policies across the country.

09/27/2014

(A frame from the hourlong surveillance video which captured part of an incident in which a Philadelphia high school student claims he was roughed up by police.  Image from Phila. PD Youtube posting)

Local Attorney Weighs In On City’s Controversial Stop And Frisk Policy

Attorney David Rudovsky worked with the ACLU in representing a class of plaintiffs in a 2010 suit against the city of Philadelphia over its stop and frisk policy.

02/22/2014

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

NYC ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Ruling Expected To Have Little Impact In Philly

A similar lawsuit in Philadelphia resulted in a settlement agreement two years ago, so Monday’s ruling will have no impact here.

08/12/2013

(Graphs from ACLU report.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

ACLU Says Philadelphia Cops Still Misusing ‘Stop and Frisk’ Procedure

A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”

03/19/2013

(The Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, in Northeast Philadelphia.  City of Phila. photo)

Lawsuit Rekindled Over Philadelphia Prison Crowding

Civil rights attorney David Rudovsky says Philadelphia’s prison population has jumped by more than 2,000 in the past year and a half.

12/05/2012

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