NY Judge Rejects Stop-Frisk Police Union Claims
A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a court ruling concluding that New York City's stop-frisk tactics sometimes are discriminatory.
Judge Analisa Torres issued the decision Wednesday. The unions had sued to get the ruling overturned after the city decided to settle the case. It agreed to make reforms to the program to ensure there is no discrimination against minorities.
The judge rejected the unions' claims the reputations of their members were damaged by the decision finding discrimination.
She said employees suffer no legally protectable harm to their reputation merely because their employer is found liable in a lawsuit.
She also said they had no legal standing.
She said police unions can participate in a process to reform the stop-and-frisk program.
There was no immediate union response.