NYPD Stop–Frisk Database Lawsuit Settled


New York City has agreed to end the practice of storing the names and addresses of people whose cases are dismissed after a police stop. The New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that the agreement was reached as part of a settlement of a lawsuit in state court in Manhattan.

Under the agreement, the NYPD will no longer store the names of people who are stopped, arrested or issued a summons when those cases are dismissed or resolved with a fine for a noncriminal violation.

A lawsuit was brought in May 2010 on behalf of hundreds of thousands of people whose personal information was in a stop-and-frisk database.

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