Town Hall: #CommunitySolutions to
NYPD & Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

Stop-and-frisk abuses and other abusive NYPD practices over the past few decades resulted in a federal court ordering that changes be developed with community input, as the result of several class action lawsuits. Though the number of total reported stop-and-frisks may have decreased in the past several years, the reform process is ongoing with significant changes still needed. New Yorkers continue to face abusive and unconstitutional stops in the streets and discriminatory policing abuses in public housing and private buildings, which were the focus of the federal lawsuits.

The participation and voices of communities and New Yorkers most impacted are needed to advance real solutions that help end these NYPD abuses.

True reform doesn’t come from just decreased numbers of recorded stops – it requires systemic changes to policies and practices that advance accountability. The court-ordered reform process offers formal opportunities for communities to put forward solutions that help protect New Yorkers from stop-and-frisk abuses and abusive policing in public housing and private buildings. Be part of that process to hold police accountable to our communities and our solutions.

Learn more about the federal lawsuits and court decisions against the NYPD, and the court-ordered reform process.


by the numbers

The overall number of stop-and-frisk reported by NYPD may be down, but abuses continue. The court-appointed monitor from the federal lawsuit noted in his report last year that the NYPD’s own audit showed officers were not consistently or correctly documenting stops.

In the documented stops, the disparities in who is subjected to stops continues and the overwhelming majority of stops do not result in arrest or summons.

In first the first two quarters of 2016:

  • 83% of those stopped are either Black or Latino.
  • 77% of stops resulted in neither arrest nor summons.

In 2015:

  • 83% of those stopped were either Black or Latino.
  • 80% of stops resulted in neither arrest nor summons
  • Less than 1% of stops resulted in the recovery of a gun.

In 2014:

  • 80% of those stopped were either Black or Latino.
  • 80% of stops resulted in neither arrest nor summons.
  • Less than 1% of stops resulted in the recovery of a gun.


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MON, Nov. 21st 6-9pm

The LGBT Center
208 W 13th St, Manhattan 

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Lala Zannell,

Organizers: NYC Anti-Violence Project, Make the Road NY, FIERCE!
Co-sponsors: Audre Lorde Project, Global Action Project, Housing Works


TUES Nov. 22 5:30-8:30pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W 181st St (on the corner of Fort Washington Ave.), Manhattan

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More info: Angela Fernandez

Organizers: Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
& LatinoJustice

TUES NOV. 29 6-9PM

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
510 Gates Ave., 1st Fl., Brooklyn

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Organizers: Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions 

For youth

TUES, Dec. 6th 5:30-7:30pm

Downtown Community Television Center / DCTV
87 Lafayette St. (corner of White St.), Manhattan

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Organizers: Rockaway Youth Task Force, Make the Road New York, & Urban Youth Collaborative
Co-sponsor: El Puente, Global Action Project

— Past forums —

THURS, Nov. 3rd 6-9pm

Khan's Tutorial
103-42 Lefferts Blvd,
South Richmond Hill, Queens

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Organizers: DRUM
(Desis Rising Up & Moving)

WED, Nov. 9th 6-9pm

Medgar Evers College CUNY
1534 Bedford Ave, 2nd Fl. Brooklyn

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Linda Tigani,

Childcare available,
request by Nov. 4th

Organizers: Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Brooklyn Movement Center, Black Lives Matter-NYC, Center for Law and Social Justice/Medgar Evers College

MON, Nov. 14th 4:30pm

Metropolitan Community Church of New York
446 36th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan

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Organizers: VOCAL-NY

TUES, Nov. 15th 7-9pm

BronxWorks Betances
Community Center
547 E 146th St, Bronx, NY

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Walter Gerson Rodriguez

Organizers: Morris Justice Project/Public Science Project
& Bronx Defenders

FOR public housing residents

THURS, Nov. 17th 6-8:30pm (refreshments/food starting at 5:30pm)

YWCA Brooklyn
30 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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More info:
Marquis Jenkins

Organizers: FUREE, NAACP LDF