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NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

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City reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.

New York City has dropped its appeal of rulings in stop-and-frisk cases. The move is aimed at speeding reforms it has agreed to in a settlement.

   The city's law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

   The goal is to end years of litigation over the city's controversial anti-crime tactic. Those who brought lawsuits did not oppose the action.

   The city reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.

   A judge last year concluded that the city sometimes discriminates against minorities with its stop-and-frisk program. Various police unions tried to intervene to overturn the findings of discrimination, but a lower-court judge last week rejected the request.

   A lawyer for the Sergeants Benevolent Association did not immediately respond to a message for comment.