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

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | 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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Joseph F. Sullivan

Born in Jamaica, Queens to working class parents, Joseph Sullivan became the second member of his family to attend college and the first to obtain an advanced degree. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law. While there, he was a writer and editor of the Temple Law Review. ...


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