Bill Bratton, NYPD Commissioner, Says Stop And Frisk Has Been ‘Solved’

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Only two weeks into his position as top cop, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says the police practice of stop and frisk in New York City has been “more or less solved.”

The Daily News reports Bratton was speaking before members of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Wednesday when he said that in some neighborhoods, the police tactic had been halted “altogether.”

“To give you some idea, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the department recorded a little more than 90,000 stops,” he explained. “In the fourth quarter of 2013, that number fell to 12,300. In 2011, the peak year for use of this tactic, the NYPD conducted 694,000 documented stops. In 2013, the figure was about 194,000. So, clearly it is in decline and I believe that is a good thing.”

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