The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, following its refusal to comply with a Freedom of Information Law request seeking the complete disaggregated, incident-level data related to the NYPD’s vehicle stops in 2022.  

Following a City Council law passed in 2021, the NYPD reported summary data on vehicle stops during calendar year 2022, revealing the magnitude and racial disparities of traffic enforcement. NYPD officers conducted nearly 675,000 vehicle stops, which, when including passengers, totals to roughly one million people who were stopped in vehicles by the NYPD last year. However, the summary reports hide incident-level, disaggregated data, which the NYPD has been reporting publicly on pedestrian stops for over a decade.


Christopher T. Dunn, Ifeyinwa K. Chikezie

Date filed

March 23, 2023


Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York