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Unions join fight against NYPD monitor

September 12, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police unions are seeking to stop a federal monitor from overseeing the NYPD.

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association filed the motions Thursday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of four police unions. The Sergeant's Benevolent Association is also filing a similar motion separately.

If granted, they say the motions will allow the unions to have an active role in the appeal of a federal judge's stop-and-frisk decision.

The judge ruled last month that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practice violated minorities' civil rights. She ordered a monitor to oversee changes to the policy.

PBA President Patrick Lynch says a federal monitor could directly impact the safety, day-to-day responsibilities and collective bargaining of the unions' members.



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