The NYPD will End Stops and Frisks of Livery Cab Passengers

Posted by Steven G. Brill | May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The City of New York has recently agreed to train its police officers to end the policy of stopping and frisking livery cab passengers. The civil suit was started by two men who were detained after their livery cab was stopped as a result of the Taxi and Livery Inspection Program (TRIP). Once they were detained, they were frisked. What made the stop and frisk more improper was that the livery cab driver told the NYPD officers that the passengers had done nothing wrong. As a result of the civil suit settlement, the NYPD has agreed not detain, question and frisk passengers in the livery cabs simply because they are participating the TRIP program. The TRIP program allows the NYPD to stop a livery cab participating in the program, at will, to perform driver safety checks.

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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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