The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program continues to disproportionately target, stop, and frisk people of color, especially young black and Latino men and boys, the vast majority of whom have done nothing wrong. At its peak in 2011, the NYPD reported making nearly 700,000 stops. A lawsuit by the NYCLU, as well as other litigation, significantly reduced the number of stops. Though stops are now a fraction of what they were at their peak, troubling racial disparities remain.
The NYCLU continues to monitor, analyze, and shape stop-and-frisk practices through data analyses and advocates for legislation to bring more transparency to policing practices.