Police Unions Race To Take Over Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 3:09 PM EST) -- Five New York City police unions pressed the Second Circuit this week for permission to defend the constitutionality of stop-and-frisk street tactics against a consolidated class action, saying they need a ruling before the city can end the litigation on orders from newly minted Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The unions want to take over for the city and appeal the merits of U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s orders declaring the controversial anti-street-crime tactic unconstitutional and demanding widespread police reforms and the appointment of an independent monitor.

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