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NYPD stop-and-frisk database lawsuit settled
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has agreed to end the practice of storing the names and addresses of people whose cases are dismissed after a police stop.
The New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that the agreement was reached as part of a settlement of a lawsuit in state court in Manhattan.
A city lawyer says the settlement was consistent with a 2010 state law that banned identifying information without a conviction.
The NYCLU and city agree the department no longer stores the names of people who are stopped, arrested or issued a summons when those cases are dismissed or resolved with a fine for a noncriminal violation.
A lawsuit was brought in May 2010 on behalf of hundreds of thousands of people whose personal information was in a stop-and-frisk database.