One year ago, a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department regularly violated the constitutional rights of minorities through its misuse of stop and frisk. In her 195-page decision, Judge Shira Scheindlin found that too often, officers were making illegal stops and city officials had encouraged the practice through “deliberate indifference” and “indirect racial profiling.”
"This remains a really important case," said Fordham Law School Professor Ian Weinstein. "It paints a really vivid picture in what appears to have been pretty widespread unconstitutional conduct on the streets of New York City."
Weinstein spoke with WNYC's Kerry Nolan.