New York Mayor Bloomberg to appeal ruling that blocked stop-and-frisk policy
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday said he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the police department’s “stop and frisk” crime-fighting tactics violate constitutional rights.
Bloomberg remained firm in his argument that the practice drove down the city’s crime rate, saying, “The possibility of being stopped acts as a vital deterrent.”
His administration plans to ask for a stay of the judge’s order until the appeal is heard, officials told a press conference.
(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg)