NYC 'Stop-And-Frisk' Appeal Could Hinge On Trial Statistics

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT) -- New York City leaders vowed to challenge a federal judge's use of statistics to bolster the finding that thousands of pat-downs violated the constitutional rights of minorities, but experts said that might not be enough to overturn Monday's decision calling for changes to the police department's anti-crime tactics.

A furious Mayor Michael Bloomberg, flanked by police Commissioner Ray Kelly and top city lawyer Michael A. Cardozo, vowed to appeal twin rulings issued by Manhattan Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, who found that the 35,000-member police force violated...
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