New York Police Department

NY Stop-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

Nov 1, 2013
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A federal appeals court block of a judge's order that requires changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program may be short lived depending on next week's mayoral election.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York took the actions in an order issued Thursday.

The court says the decisions of Judge Shira Scheindlin will be stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by the city, but the new mayor could choose to drop the appeal.

Democrat Bill de Blasio says he will. Republican Joe Lhota says he'll keep fighting the ruling.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.

Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.

Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.