State Assembly Signs Off On Bill Limiting Stop And Frisk Records
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A bill that would prevent the New York City Police Department from keeping a stop and frisk database is now in the hands of the governor.
The State Assembly signed off on the measure yesterday. The Senate passed the bill last week.
The legislation would ban the NYPD from keeping personal information about those stopped and questioned by police without arrest. The police department would still be able to keep race and gender information, as currently required by state law, but not names and addresses.
Sponsors of bill say 90 percent of those who are stopped are not arrested or issued a summons.
The NYPD says stop-and-frisk is an effective crime-fighting tool.