D.C. Police Chief Talks Homicides, Stop-And-Frisk
District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says New York City's stop-and-frisk policy probably helped reduce crime but became a less acceptable police tactic as communities there became safer.
Lanier spoke Friday at an American Bar Association conference, where she discussed tactics to reduce homicides.
A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that found that stop-and-frisk discriminated against minorities.
In response to a question, Lanier said the policy may have run into problems by not requiring officers to provide detailed explanations for why individuals were stopped and frisked.
Published at 10:31 AM EDT on Nov 1, 2013
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