Court Blocks Ruling on NY Police Stop-Frisk Policy

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge’s order requiring changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program and removed the judge from the case.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decisions of Judge Shira Scheindlin will be stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by the city.

    The judge had ruled in August the city violated the Constitution in the way it carried out its program of stopping and questioning people.

    The city appealed her findings and her remedial orders, including a decision to assign a monitor to help the police department changes its policy and training program associated with it.

    The appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on the requested stay.

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