After Settling Plaintiff Lawyer’s Civil Rights Suit, Phila. Tries to Make Stop-and-Frisks Courteous – News – ABA Journal

Stop, Frisk & Probe

Stop, Frisk & Probe (Photo credit: boris.rasin)

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.

For full article see: After Settling Plaintiff Lawyer’s Civil Rights Suit, Phila. Tries to Make Stop-and-Frisks Courteous – News – ABA Journal.

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One Response to After Settling Plaintiff Lawyer’s Civil Rights Suit, Phila. Tries to Make Stop-and-Frisks Courteous – News – ABA Journal

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