Cartoon: How to fix stop and frisk
Advocates of stop and frisk, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, say the police practices have helped to reduce crime.
In a January decision, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the NYPD to immediately halt trespass stops outside certain residential buildings in the Bronx. However, she soon lifted her order at the request of the NYPD, which argued it would impose significant burdens on police.
Almost 90 percent of stop-and-frisk stops from 2004 through the first half of 2012 did not result in an arrest or summons, and only 0.15 percent of the stops produced guns, a main objective of the program, said Darius Charney, an attorney for the plaintiffs suing the city in a class-action lawsuit Monday.