Commissioner Kelly: Stop-and-frisks dropping in NY

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the number of stop-and-frisks are dropping in New York City. Published reports say the NYPD stopped less than 140,000 people

NEW YORK - Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the number of stop-and-frisks are dropping in New York City. Published reports say the NYPD stopped less than 140,000 people between April and June, a huge drop from the 200,000 people stopped in the first quarter of 2012. Kelly attributes the decrease in stops to "training evolution," which he says has police officers working closely with attorneys to determine reasonable causes to stop someone.The commissioner also says he hopes that this new training teaches officers the correct way to perform a stop-and-frisk in hopes of avoiding accusations of aggressive police behavior.

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