May 192010
 
 May 19, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s practice of keeping the personal information of innocent New Yorkers who have been stopped and frisked by police officers in an electronic police database that the department uses for criminal investigations.

“Innocent New Yorkers who are the victims of unjustified police stops should not suffer the further injustice of having their personal information stored indefinitely in a sprawling NYPD database,” said Donna Lieberman, NYCLU executive director. “With this database, the NYPD is turning innocent black and Latino New Yorkers into criminal suspects. Since Commissioner Kelly refuses to end this unconstitutional and illegal practice, we have no choice but to ask the courts to step in.”

Read more the NYCLU web site.   Also, Al Baker of the New York Times provides coverage of the lawsuit.

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