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Stop-and-Frisk (NY)

The Stop-question-and-frisk program, or stop-and-frisk, in New York City, was a program of the New York Police Department in which police officers stopped and questioned hundreds of thousands of pedestrians, frisking them for weapons and other contraband. (This kind of stop is referred to as a Terry stop, because the Supreme Court said such stops are constitutional, if supported by reasonable suspicion, in Terry v. Ohio.) The program, and related search programs, were the subject of sustained litigation; the relevant cases are collected here.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 ACLU Settlement with the Chicago Police Department
NA (No Court)
Filed 08/07/2015 - Case Ongoing
Chicago Police Department
Policing
PN-IL-0016
City of Chicago
Coding Complete
On August 7, 2015, Chicago Police Department (CPD), the City of Chicago, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) reached a settlement agreement to conduct an independent evaluation of the stop and frisk practices and procedures, and increase ... [view]
2 Ligon v. City of New York
1:12-cv-02274 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/28/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Policing
PN-NY-0014
Coding Complete
This is one of four ongoing cases challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department's "Stop and Frisk" program. See: Floyd v. City of New York (PN-NY-0009); Daniels v. City of New York (PN-NY-0010); and ... [view]
3 Battle v. City of New York
1:11-cv-03599-RMB -HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/21/2011 - Closed 2012
New York Police Department
NYPD
Policing
PN-NY-0011
New York City
Coding Complete
On May 21, 2011, plaintiffs, two men of color, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and state law against the City of New York in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Foley Square. The plaintiffs, represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, asked the court for injunction and compensatory relief, claiming ... [view]
4 Lino v. City of New York
106579/2010 (State Court)
Filed 05/19/2010 - Closed 2013
City of New York
Policing
PN-NY-0020
New York County
Coding Complete
On May 19, 2010, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed this putative class action suit on behalf of two male New York City residents who were allegedly stopped and frisked without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. The plaintiffs sued in New York State Court and alleged numerous violations of New York law, as well as violations of the ... [view]
5 Davis v. City of New York
1:10-cv-00699-SAS-HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/28/2010 - Case Ongoing
The City of New York
Policing
PN-NY-0013
Coding Complete
This is one of four ongoing cases challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department's "Stop and Frisk" program. See: Floyd v. City of New York (PN-NY-0009); Daniels v. City of New York (PN-NY-0010); and ... [view]
6 Blair v. City of New York
08-cv-04303 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/07/2008 - Closed 2008
City of New York
New York City Police Department
Policing
PN-NY-0017
New York City
Coding Complete
On May 7, 2008, a black New York City resident filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by attorneys from the New York Civil Liberties Union, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages and attorneys' fees, alleging that the City of New ... [view]
7 Floyd v. City of New York
1:08-cv-01034-SAS-HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/31/2008 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
New York Police Department
Policing
PN-NY-0009
New York
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an ongoing case to challenge the constitutionality of the NYPD's stop and frisk practices, in which the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion calling for a moratorium and investigation of NYPD's alleged discriminatory enforcement of social distancing policy. No outcome yet on plaintiffs' motion.
This is one of four ... [view]
8 Daniels v. City of New York
1:99-cv-01695 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/08/1999 - Closed 2005
The City of New York
Policing
PN-NY-0010
New York County
Coding Complete
On March 8, 1999, a class of plaintiffs--consisting of individuals subjected to stop-and-frisks, without reasonable suspicion and on the basis of race and national origin, at the hands of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) of the New York City Police Department (NYPD)--filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New ... [view]
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