Stop and Frisk Practices
Stop-and-Frisk Campaign: About the Issue
The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights. 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 are stopping hundreds of thousands of law abiding New Yorkers every year, and the vast majority are black and Latino.
An analysis by the NYCLU revealed that innocent New Yorkers have been subjected to police stops and street interrogations more than 4 million times since 2002, and that black and Latino communities continue to be the overwhelming target of these tactics. Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent, according to the NYPD’s own reports.
- Get the Facts
- The NYCLU's Work
- What to Do if You're Stopped by the Police
- Stop-and-Frisk Data
- NYPD Quarterly Reports
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