Friday, October 17, 2014
NYPD police union argues for continuing stop-and-frisk appeal
Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin held the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional and ordered reforms. The 2nd Cir. initially stayed Scheinlin's order, but it later vacated the stay.* Then-Mayor Bloomberg defended the policy and appealed, but now-Mayor de Blasio had other plans. He announced that the city would not defend the use of stop-and-frisk, and new NYPD Commissioner William Bratton thinks that's ok. But the police union isn't happy. Although it was not a party to the appeal, it filed a motion in federal court to take it up. The district court rejected its motion because it hadn't been timely. On Wednesday, the 2nd Cir. heard oral arguments in the union's appeal of that decision.
* An earlier version of this post mistakenly said the 2nd Cir. affirmed Judge Scheinlin's ruling.
The State of New York needs a police certification statute. There are only about four states without these laws. A cop can wreck havoc in the city and move to another town and wreck havoc again. They need a state wide police certification law and a Board.
Posted by: BarkinDog | Oct 18, 2014 7:48:41 PM