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Judge: NYPD Can Continue "Stop and Frisk" Program While in Appeals

Judge ruled to halt enforcement on her own order

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A federal judge said the New York City Police Department can continue to make "trespass" stops outside of privately owned buildings in the Bronx after previously ruling that the practice may be unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan today agreed to halt immediate enforcement of her Jan. 8 ruling ordering the NYPD to cease its "stop-and-frisk" practices while the city appeals. She also denied a request by the city to postpone the trial of a related case scheduled to begin in March.