Law would challenge NYPD stop and frisk database

NEW YORK - (AP) - Two New York state lawmakers are introducing abill that would bar the police from keeping the personalinformation of people who are stopped, questioned and frisked butnot arrested.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Eric Adams said Sunday theywill introduce legislation that targets the New York PoliceDepartment's database of hundreds of thousands of people who havebeen stopped by officers over the last several years.

Adams, a former NYPD officer, said the database is an invasionof privacy.

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last weekasking that names and addresses of people in the database besealed.

But Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has defended the database.He said the information is extremely useful to detectives.

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