NEW YORK — The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy, and an independent monitor is needed to oversee major changes, a federal judge ruled Monday.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin said she was not putting an end to the policy, but rather was overhauling it. She did not give many specifics on how that would work but instead named an independent monitor who would develop changes to policies, training, supervision, monitoring and discipline. She also ordered that officers test out body-worn cameras in the police precinct where most stops occurred.
Read more in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.