Appeals Court Refuses to Boot NYC Stop-and-Frisk Rulings

A federal appeals court has refused to dismiss rulings that New York City police conducted its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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A federal appeals court has denied a request to dismiss rulings that determined that New York City police conducted its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner, the Associated Press reports. 

On Friday, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the five-page order during a scheduled appeal of U.S. Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decisions next year.

The panel  recently suspended the judge’s rulings and dismissed her from the case, arguing that Scheindlin misapplied a related ruling that allowed her to take the stop-and-frisk case. Additionally, she reportedly made statements to the media during a trial that raised questions about her objectivity, the AP reports.

The city tried to argue that the panel’s decision regarding Scheindlin should have also dismissed her rulings. But the argument was rejected without comment, the AP reports.The appeal was likely Mayor Michael Bloomberg's last chance to reverse the decisions before leaving office and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio steps in.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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