NYPD to Clear Stop-and-Frisk Names Database

The New York Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with New York City yesterday to remove the names of people whose cases were dismissed after being stopped.

By Von Diaz Aug 08, 2013

New York City can no longer permanently store the names of people who have been stopped-and-frisked when cases had been "dismissed or resolved with a fine for a noncriminal violation." The New York Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with the city yesterday on a 2010 lawsuit, requiring the city to purge the database of names within 90 days. According to the NYCLU, the NYPD has allegedly gathered hundreds of thousands of names since it began the practice in 1999. 

Decried by many as a form of racial profiling that does little to reduce crime, the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic remains in effect despite widespread protests and efforts by the New York City Council