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US judge orders NYPD stop-and-frisk monitor
NEW YORK (AP) - According to a federal judge, New York City's highest officials have "turned a blind eye" to evidence that police have been stopping and frisking people "in a racially discriminatory manner."
The judge is calling for reforms in police department policies, to be overseen by an independent monitor.
The case was brought by four men who say New York City police unfairly targeted them because of their race. There have been about 5 million stops during the past decade, mostly of black and Hispanic men.
The judge ruled after a 10-week bench trial that included testimony from top NYPD brass and a dozen people who said they were wrongly stopped by police.