08/09/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
New York – The names and addresses of people whose cases have been dismissed following a police stop will reportedly no longer be stored by city officials in New York in accordance with a lawsuit settlement. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), an agreement was signed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought forth in 2010 by the New York Civil Liberties Union over the maintenance of a stop-and-frisk database by the New York Police Department.
The settlement, announced Wednesday, will prevent 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” from being stored as stated in the AP report.
NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman is quoted by the AP as stating of the settlement in a news release, “New Yorkers who are the victims of unjustified police stops will no longer suffer the further injustice of having their personal information stored indefinitely in an NYPD database.”
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