Stop And Frisk
A couple of recent incidents have cast new doubt on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the “stop-and-frisk” tactic for fighting crime.
A similar lawsuit in Philadelphia resulted in a settlement agreement two years ago, so Monday’s ruling will have no impact here.
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.”
Mayor Nutter insists he’s still on good terms with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, despite Bloomberg taking a verbal shot at Nutter’s crime-fighting efforts.
A court-appointed monitor will oversee city police officers’ use of “stop and frisk” searches, a high-profile part of the mayor’s efforts to combat violent crime, according to a settlement agreement announced Tuesday.
The poll found the public’s respect overall for police is high, but racial or ethnic group, income, and race also played a role in the answers.
City Council has now chosen a date in early December for a hearing to discuss the increasingly tense relations between Philadelphia police and residents.
The ACLU is taking Mayor Nutter to court over the controversial police policy of “stop and frisk” — a tactic that the civil rights group says is being used to target minorities.