Federal Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Improper Stop and Frisk Claims

Posted by Steven G. Brill | May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Steven G. Brill

Steven Brill is a founding Partner of Sullivan Brill, LLP, which was established in 2001.  Mr. Brill concentrates his practice to Federal and State Criminal Defense, and Post-Conviction Litigation.  Steven earned a BA in history at the George Washington University and graduated with cum laude ho...


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