Protesters demand city drop appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms

Protesters gathered in Manhattan this week, calling on the city to drop its appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms. Elected officials and community leaders stood united on

A U.S. appeals court decision put a hold on a ruling that the police tactic is unconstitutional.

A U.S. appeals court decision put a hold on a ruling that the police tactic is unconstitutional. (11/7/13)

NEW YORK - Protesters gathered in Manhattan this week, calling on the city to drop its appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms.

Elected officials and community leaders stood united on the steps of City Hall in response to a U.S. appeals court decision that put a hold on Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling that the controversial police tactic is unconstitutional.

Her ruling would have required sweeping changes to stop-and-frisk, which protesters say are needed in order to improve safety and protect the public's civil rights.

The NYPD has consistently maintained that stop-and-frisk is necessary to fight crime.

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