The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over how the police treat the people they’re supposed to protect. The Department’s own reports on its stop-and-frisk activity confirm what many people in communities of color across the city have long known: The police continue to target, stop, and frisk people of color, especially young black and Latino men and boys, the vast majority of whom have done nothing wrong.
The NYCLU’s 2011 lawsuit, along with other litigation, helped curb the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. Today, the number of stops are just a fraction of what they were at their peak, though troubling racial disparities remain. The NYCLU continues to monitor, analyze, and shape stop-and-frisk practices through data analyses, advocating for legislation to bring more transparency to policing practices, and working in coalition with community partners.
Charles v. City of New York (Challenging unlawful arrest of NYC resident for filming stop-and-frisk encounter)January 3, 2013
Ligon v. City of New York (Challenging the NYPD’s aggressive patrolling of private apartment buildings)April 17, 2012
- April 17, 2012
NYCLU v. New York County District Attorney (Seeking access to records concerning the D.A.'s Trespass Affidavit Program)February 13, 2012
- June 6, 2011
- May 20, 2010