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Most State AG Candidates Oppose Retaining Stop-and-Frisk Data of Those Not Arrested

Saturday, July 10, 2010

 

Most of the candidates running for New York State Attorney General say they oppose the NYPD's practice of retaining personal information on hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who are stopped and frisked, but not arrested.

Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries says he believes momentum is building to support a bill he authored that would stop the police from keeping records of people who are stopped and frisked.

"Assemblyman [Richard] Brodsky voted in favor of this legislation and spoke eloquently on the floor. Senator [Eric] Schneiderman also voted in support. District Attorney Kathleen Rice has sent a letter to the governor urging him to sign this legislation," Jeffries says.

As the for the other candidates for New York attorney general, Democrat and former New York State Superintendent of Insurance Eric Dinallo says he supports the bill, as does the Republican candidate, Staten Island Prosecutor Dan Donovan. Only the former federal prosecutor Sean Coffey, a Democrat, is calling for more study.

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