The NYPD has agreed to stop keeping the names and addresses of people who’ve been targets of stop-and-frisks, a civil rights group announced Wednesday.
In a settlement with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the NYPD has agreed to remove all names and addresses from its stop and frisk database within the next 90 days.
“With this settlement, hundreds of thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers never convicted of any crime will no longer face the threat of being the target of a criminal investigation merely because they previously had been stopped and frisked,” said NYCLU lawyer Christopher Dunn.
The NYPD was forced to remove the names and addresses of people who were stopped but not given a summons or arrested back in 2010, thanks to a change in state law. The NYCLU sued the department that same year, seeking to also excise the names and addresses of people just given a summons or who were arrested but later cleared of criminal wrongdoing.