NYPD’s New ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Rules
New York City’s finest have some new directives when it comes to the controversial practice of “Stop-and-Frisk.”
According to DNAInfo, officers have been issued new guidelines of when they can stop citizens on the street. No more of “you fit the profile.” The new rules get much more specific.
Officers are now prohibited from conducting stops solely based on “furtive movements or mere presence in a high crime area,” according to the new rules released on Monday.
“In order to conduct a stop, an officer must have individualized, reasonable suspicion that the person stopped has committed, is committing or is about to commit a felony or penal law misdemeanor,” the guidelines state.
Check out the memo officers received below.