Rally puts spotlight on police-search policy

BROWNSVILLE - Protesters gathered in Brownsville Tuesday night to rally against a police-search policy that they say is racist and targets minorities.

The NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy is targeted at people deemed "suspicious" in an effort to prevent a crime from taking place. But protesters argue the policy is unfair and is abused by officers.

NYPD officials say the policy comports with crime trends and observed suspicious activity.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 4 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo
One person was injured and traffic was backed 5 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.