In the latest round of the battle against Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD
and their stop and frisk policy, a federal judge granted class-action
status to several thousand New York citizens who claim that they were
illegally stopped and/or frisked. This decision comes on the heels of a
report by the NYCLU who has found that the number of stops and/or frisks by the NYPD has drastically
increased on a year over year basis. The federal judge out of the SDNY
called the City's attitude towards stops and frisks "cavalier."
The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Sullivan & Brill, LLP handle illegal
stop and frisk matters routinely. In any criminal matter where contraband
is recovered from the defendant, a stop and frisk issue may very well arise.