Stop And Frisk
City lawyers say ex-officer Herbert Spellman has “an ax to grind” against the police department after he was denied disability and workers’ compensation over an on-duty car accident.
Civil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.
The NAACP issued a new report this week on racial profiling and the controversial use of stop and frisk policies across the country.
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.
Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.
Recent high profile police pat downs — including one where a 16-year-old boy claims he suffered major injuries to his genitals — has many watchdog groups asking questions about the city’s stop and frisk policy.
More than 100 people attended a town hall at Catalyst for Change Church in West Philadelphia to support 16-year-old Darrin Manning, who claims he suffered a ruptured testicle during a stop and frisk near Broad Street and Girard Avenue.
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.