Jan 072016
 January 7, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Adam Klasfeld reports:

Decades-old rules meant to constrain the New York City Police Department from violating the civil rights of innocent citizens will get some meat on their bones to settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims citywide, papers filed in court Thursday show.

The reforms implemented today limit the use of confidential informants, impose mandatory reviews of long-term investigations, install a civilian whistleblower in the NYPD, and ban probes where “race, religion or ethnicity is a substantial or motivating factor,” according to an exhibit filed in the case.

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