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US panel to hear appeal on NY stop and frisk case

Created: 10/15/2014 1:21 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) — The city's police unions will argue they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the NYPD's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights.

Lawyers for the unions are scheduled to appear before a panel of judges Wednesday at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A federal judge ruled earlier that the unions did not signal soon enough to be included in the lawsuit. The case was heard last year in federal court and a judge ruled after the 10-week trial that the policy sometimes discriminated against minorities. The judge ordered sweeping changes and installed a monitor to oversee the changes.

The city appealed at the time, but the de Blasio administration dropped the appeal. The unions wish to keep fighting.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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