Landmark Decision: Floyd v. City of New York – Federal Judge Rules NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory

August 12, 2013, New York – In a landmark decision, a federal court found the New York City Police Department’s highly controversial stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional. In her thorough, 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Scheindlin found the NYPD’s practices to violate New Yorkers’ Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and also found that the practices were racially … Read More