From the Associated Press:
A court-appointed monitor will oversee the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of “stop and frisk” searches as part of a lawsuit settlement.
The lawsuit alleged that the crime-fighting tactic was violating the rights of blacks and Latinos.
The city denies any wrongdoing in the settlement announced Tuesday. It also agrees to provide the plaintiffs with data pertaining to stops made between 2006 and 2010. By next year, it will begin entering data about such stops into a database.The city also will review police training and implement policies to make sure the stops aren’t made on the basis of race or ethnic origin.The ACLU sued on behalf of eight men it says were subjected to illegal searches. The city started using “stop and frisk” after Mayor Michael Nutter took office in 2008.
Look for a full report later from WHYY’s Susan Phillips.