Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.
New York City can now move forward and implement its reform measures to overhaul the NYPD’s controversial practice of stop-and-frisk after a federal appeals court rejected police unions’ motions last Friday to block the changes.
This is what Devin Almonor said when NYPD officers stopped him and threw him against a car. As he testified during the stop-and-frisk trial, I positioned myself so he could easily see me.
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