City police officers who stop and frisk people on the street will soon have to give a better explanation for their actions.
New York City Police Department officials say they are changing stop and frisk forms to include a new field, "reason for using force."
The form gives officers a checklist of possible reasons for the stop, including whether the person stopped was reaching for a suspected weapon.
There's also a box marked "other" which allows officers to give a more detailed reason.
The New York Civil Liberties Union says the checklist will not get to the truth of what is really happening.
The NYCLU suggests an open-ended question would be more helpful.
The NYPD has been accused of stopping and harassing many black and Hispanic men without arresting them.