Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward Against NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk

Get ready for a legal showdown.

By Jamilah King Oct 11, 2012

On Wednesday, a federal appellate court denied New York City’s request to repeal a lawsuit challenging racial profiling in the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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Floyd v. City of New York, is a federal class action lawsuit, led by the Center for Constitutional Rights, filed against the New York City Police Department and the City of New York challenging NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. The Center calls the practice unconstitutional and racial profiling against black and Latino males.

On October 26, 2010, CCR released an expert report (PDF) for Floyd. The report showed that although they account for only 4.7 percent of the city’s population, black and Latino males between the ages of 14-24 accounted for 41.6 percent of the stops in 2011. The number of stops of young black men exceeded the entire city population of young black men.

The move comes the same that published the only known recording of an in-progress stop-and-frisk. The recording had added to outrage over the program’s targeting of young black and brown men in the city.

The trial for the lawsuit is scheduled to begin on March 28, 2013.