Paterson signs 'stop-and-frisk' bill into law

BROOKLYN - ? Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) signed a bill today that would limit data in the New York Police Department's ?stop-and-frisk? database.

The database contains the names of people that police stopped but did not arrest.

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the NYPD stopped more than 500,000 people last year, all of which would be subjected to the possibility of having their names entered into the database.

The law forces the NYPD to delete all personally identifiable information, however, the database would still contain demographic information such as gender, location and race.

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