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NYPD 'stop and frisks' of Caribbean immigrants down
2013-02-10 12:04:43 | (0 Comments)
The New York Police Department (NYDP) says there has been a major decline in ‘stop and frisks” of Caribbean and other immigrants as well as minorities.
In its latest report, the NYPD says cops used the controversial tactic 22 per cent less and seized 14 per cent fewer weapons than in the previous year.
NYPD spokesman, Paul Browne, says the decline reflects a fall in staffing in high-crime areas, also called “impact zones”.
He says stops reduced following an increase in training and a decline in personnel assigned to impact zones. Persons assigned to impact posts were lowered to address the demand for staffing of regular precinct assignments.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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