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NYCLU Statement on City Council Passage of How Many Stops Act

NEW YORK CITY – Today, the City Council passed the How Many Stops Act, police transparency legislation that would require a comprehensive accounting of all New York Police Department’s investigative encounters and consent searches. In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement from Executive Director Donna Lieberman: 

“By passing the How Many Stops Act, the City Council is advancing police transparency, helping to expose abusive and discriminatory conduct, and moving us closer to police accountability.

“As a state senator, Eric Adams spoke boldly against the abuse of stop-and-frisk, but as mayor he oversees an NYPD that continues to stop disproportionate and increasing numbers of Black and Brown New Yorkers, too often subjecting them to intimidating and humiliating encounters. Mayor Adams should sign these common-sense bills into law immediately to advance community safety and accountability.”


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