Stop and Frisk

NYPD Unions Can't Challenge Stop-and-Frisk Settlement

The unions argue that the ruling had hurt police officers' reputations and that the proposed reforms could impede their ability to do their jobs.


New York's police unions cannot challenge a sweeping settlement over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, clearing the way for reforms to take effect.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in New York denied the unions' request to intervene in two stop-and-frisk class action lawsuits, saying they lacked standing to pursue an appeal that Mayor Bill de Blasio has already decided to abandon.