Apartment-Based "Stop-and-Frisk" Program on the Stand in New York

"Operation Clean Halls" has police frisking people in public housing. Lawsuits aim to stop it.


A Columbia University professor and Bronx prosecutor took the stand Monday against Operation Clean Halls, New York City police stop-and-frisk operations in apartment buildings.

Three federal lawsuits seek court intervention to make the NYPD curb racial profiling in stopping and questioning suspects.