NYPD Detective Defends Stop-And-Frisk In Court
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A detective defended the NYPD Friday in the case surrounding the department's stop, question and frisk policy.
In her testimony, Detective Angelica Salmeron denied that a 2008 arrest she made in Harlem was racially motivated.
The arrest is part of the lawsuit filed against the department.
She also contradicted testimony from two fellow officers, who accused supervisors of setting quotas.
Salmeron said she stops people only if she has a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
A deputy chief also took the stand, testifying that he never set strict quotas, but did mandate certain standards in order to force officers to do their jobs effectively.
Plaintiffs argue that the practice wrongfully targets black and Hispanic men.
They are asking for a court-appointed monitor to oversee the department.