In a city where crime is high and Detroit Police officers are low, DPD is now looking to implement the controversial ‘Stop and Frisk’ tactics as a means to cut back on the crime epidemic in Detroit.

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled there that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional in New York. Finding that city police intentionally discriminated against blacks and Hispanics when using stop-and-frisk.

DPD Assistant Chief, Erik Ewing released this statement:

Based on reasonable suspicion, the Detroit Police Department is already a stop-and-frisk policing agency. Detroit’s population is mostly African American, so it stands to reason that a high number of African Americans will be stopped, based on reasonable suspicion. This is not racial profiling, just officers doing good constitutional police work.

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