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Stop And Frisk

(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

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey listens as DA Seth Williams describes how his office will contribute to the ongoing investigation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Adding Muscle of His Office to Probe of Teen’s Stop-and-Frisk Injury

Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.

02/06/2014

Philadelphia Police, Police Car, Cop Car, Philly Cop Car

Police Department Rolls Out New Electronic System To Monitor Stop And Frisks

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.

01/31/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Controversial Police Patdown Of Teen Opens Old Wounds Surrounding 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.

01/25/2014

Philadelphia Police Department

Stop-And-Frisk Case Caught On Tape Casts Doubt On How It’s Conducted In Philadelphia

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.

10/14/2013

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

Mayor Michael Nutter, left (file photo). New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images).

Nutter, NYC Mayor Bloomberg Still On Good Terms Despite Criticism

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.

05/25/2012

Police Lights

Philadelphia Reaches Settlement In ‘Stop And Frisk’ Lawsuit

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.

06/21/2011

(File photo: Philadelphia police officers on patrol on South Street.)

Survey: Whites, More Than Blacks, Trust Philadelphia Police Procedures

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.

03/23/2011

(credit: KYW's Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Police To Hold Meeting With Citizens

City Council has now chosen a date in early December for a hearing to discuss the increasingly tense relations between Philadelphia police and residents.

11/20/2010

Michael Nutter

ACLU Suing Nutter Over ‘Stop And Frisk’

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.

11/05/2010