NYPD's Clean Halls Program to Resume During Appeal
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 07:18 AM
A federal judge who ruled that certain suspicion-less stops by the New York City Police Department are unconstitutional will allow the stops to resume while the city appeals the ruling.
Judge Shira Scheindlin lifted the order she issued earlier this month concerning a program aimed at thousands of privately-owned buildings in the Bronx.
The judge found that the city acted unconstitutionally in making trespass stops without reasonable suspicion. She says she still believes that ruling is correct but the city has demonstrated that it would be expensive to immediately implement an order that could be reversed.
A trial in March is set to decide the fate of a lawsuit more broadly, challenging the city's stop-and-frisk practices. The judge refused a request by the city to delay that trial.