Report: Judge eyes officer cameras to oversee stop-and-frisk policy

Published reports say a federal judge thinks cameras could help monitor how officers interact with potential suspects.

Published reports say a federal judge thinks cameras could help monitor how officers interact with potential suspects. (5/21/13)

NEW YORK - The federal judge on the NYPD stop-and-frisk case is reportedly mulling the idea of putting cameras on cops to oversee the controversial policy.

According to published reports, Judge Shira Scheindlin said that videotaping could be used on a trial basis to monitor how officers interact with potential suspects, and to ensure that the controversial tactic is being conducted properly.

The suggestion came at the end of a 10-week trial over the police practice. The plaintiffs are a group of black and Hispanic men who say they've been unfairly targeted by the NYPD because of their race, and want to change how stop-and-frisk is conducted.

The judge has given each side of the case three weeks to submit a post-trial brief, and still has to review 10,000 pages of minutes from the trial before making a final decision.  

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