Analysis | Judge Ceases Suspicion-less Stops in the Bronx
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
New York City's Law Department is deciding whether to appeal a U.S. District Court Judge's decision that the police department's trespass stops outside certain private buildings in the Bronx is unconstitutional.
Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the NYPD to halt its Clean Halls program on Tuesday, saying officers were routinely stopping people outside these buildings without reasonable suspicion of wrong doing. She said it violates the 4th amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
WNYC's Kathleen Horan discusses the ruling and some of the people who may be affected by it with Amy Eddings.