De Blasio Unveils Stop-and-Frisk Deal, Moves To Drop Appeal

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 5:24 PM EST) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced a settlement of the stop-and-frisk class actions that calls for a watchdog to oversee police department reforms, but officers’ unions are not backing down from their bid to overturn a ruling that declared the anti-street crime tactic unconstitutional.

Making good on a campaign promise from the newly minted mayor, the city asked the Second Circuit to remand the case, which has been on hold since November, to federal district court and promised to withdraw its appeal...
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