The city is moving to appeal a judge's ruling against the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.
An official 'notice of appeal' is expected to come Friday, the first legal step towards filing an actual appeal of federal judge Shira Scheindlin's decision.
Scheindlin ruled Monday that stop-and-frisk leads to widespread racial profiling against black and Latino men, even if the discrimination is not intentional.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police officials have strongly pushed back against the ruling, saying it will limit their ability to protect New Yorkers.
"The Supreme Court has already said we're not doing anything wrong, and that keep in mind, every other city in this country is stopping and frisking, or most of them," Bloomberg said. "The difference is that we have procedures where we record everything and the others don't. It's just, some things different in New York. We put things out there that other people don't. So I don't know what's going to happen afterwards, but I don't think you can assume whatever's said during a campaign has anything to do with reality."
With Bloomberg in office for just a few more months, a ruling on the appeal could come with a new mayor in City Hall.