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NY judge appoints law profs to repair stop-frisk

September 18, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has appointed an academic advisory council made up of law professors to help develop reforms to the city police department's stop and frisk practices.

Judge Shira Scheindlin (SHEER'-uh SHIHND'-lihn) issued an order creating the council on Wednesday in Manhattan.

The order came a day after she refused to delay implementation of remedial measures she required. She previously found the city discriminates against minorities with the current version of stop and frisk.

The city has appealed the August ruling, saying the police department has not acted in a discriminatory manner.

Scheindlin's council includes law professors from schools including Yale, Columbia, Hofstra, Rutgers and Fordham. She said they will help a monitor and facilitator she appointed to come up with ways to remedy discrimination.



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