Protest against NYPD's policies held at Grand Army Plaza

About 100 people gathered today at Grand Army Plaza to protest what the call "discriminatory policies" by the NYPD.The protesters rallied against policies including the

BROOKLYN - About 100 people gathered today at Grand Army Plaza to protest what the call "discriminatory policies" by the NYPD.

The protesters rallied against policies including the department's stop-and-frisk policy.

At the protest was Councilman Jumaane Williams, who himself was subject to a highly publicized stop-and-frisk at the West Indian Parade last year.

Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne say that the police stops are part of the reason there have been far fewer murders and shooting in the past eight years.

Councilman Williams hopes that Mayor Bloomberg will acknowledge the problem with NYPD policies in his upcoming State of the City speech next week.

Rally puts spotlight on police-search policyProtest held against NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' policy

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 1 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Police have released surveillance video of a suspect 2 Video shows Brooklyn deli shooting suspect
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 3 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 4 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Bay Ridge held its annual St. Patrick's Day 5 Bay Ridge holds annual St. Patrick's Day parade

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE