Police in Philadelphia are trying to question individuals more courteously, in the aftermath of a successful civil rights class action brought by attorney Mahari Bailey, as lead plaintiff. Bailey was handcuffed and forcibly pushed against a car by plainclothes officers who gave no explanation to Bailey’s demands for an explanation for his Stop-and-Frisk. See Philadelphia Seeks Balance as It Limits Stop-and-Frisk | New York TImes (7/11/12) and ACLU sues over ‘stop and frisk’ searches in Philly | theGrio (11/4/10).
As part of a settlement in the 2010 case, the Philadelphia Police Department created an electronic database to help determine that the stops are in compliance with a new protocol.
- Stop-and-Frisk May Soon Hit Judicial Roadblocks (nytimes.com)
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