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Bratton: Stop and Frisk Reform Step One, Check!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday evening that part of the stop and frisk "problem” has been solved since the numbers of street stops performed by the NYPD continues to plummet.

“As some of you may be aware the number of stops has fallen dramatically. In some instances they've stopped altogether," Bratton said at a forum on policing in Manhattan.

Stops fell to 12,300 in the 4th quarter of 2013, compared to 90,000 during the same quarter a year before, according to the commissioner.

One of Mayor de Blasio's signature campaign promises was to reform stop and frisks.

Bratton said the next step is improving officer training and engaging in community outreach to increase trust.

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Comments [1]

SKV from NYC

What does "In some instances they've stopped altogether" mean? What instances? Are the police not doing their jobs?

Nobody wants the NYPD to stop policing. What we want is for them to S&F people for reasonable suspicion, not just being the "wrong" age, gender, and race.

The statistics to measure this should be: an increase in the percentage of stops that result in arrests (and I don't mean arrests for miniscule amounts of marijuana), and the number of those arrests that result in convictions.

Jan. 16 2014 01:05 PM

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