'Stop and frisk': 7 questions about New York's controversial policing tactic
A federal class-action lawsuit regarding the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program has raised questions about the controversial practice made legal under a 1968 US Supreme Court ruling. But what is it, and does it work?
3. What is the court considering in this case?
The court is not considering the legality or constitutionality of stop and frisk. Rather, the class action suit, brought by the four plaintiffs who said they were racially profiled, is considering whether to install a court-appointed monitor to oversee implementation of any court rulings or amendments on the NYPD’s stop and frisk program.