New York police being re-trained on contentious stop-and frisk policy
Washington, June 21 : A training program has been designed to teach New York Police Department officers the right way to stop someone on the street. According to Fox News, the program has been made amid growing public criticism of the NYPD''s tactic of stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people.
A judge who allowed a federal class action lawsuit against the nation''s largest police department said earlier this year there was evidence of thousands of illegal stops. Police have re-tooled the training, and meet monthly with clergy and community leaders.
More than 1,200 of the department''s 35,000 officers have received the training in the Bronx. Officers act as regular people being stopped to help train their colleagues. They are also been given seminars on courtesy and the laws governing street stops. (ANI)