New York Times
February 7, 2014


Police Fight Orders on Stop and Frisk

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police unions want the courts to decide whether a judge properly ordered changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program.

The unions say that aspect should still be examined if the city drops an appeal it filed.

Unions for police officers and their superiors filed papers in federal appeals court on Friday in Manhattan. They say that a judge insulted police officers last summer when she ruled that the tactic was carried out in a discriminatory manner.

Last month, the new administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the Second United States Circuit Court of Appeals to let it withdraw its appeal of the judge’s ruling in hopes of reaching a settlement.

The appeals court has not yet ruled on the request.