NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases
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.