During the presidential debate that took place last night, the NYPD was a topic of debate. Not all the information was accurate. Here’s the truth: Stop, Question, and Frisk is NOT unconstitutional. A federal judge in New York did order remedies to ensure the NYPD applies the lawful policing tool constitutionally. Additionally, murders in New York City have NOT increased. In fact, as of yesterday, New York City has 16 fewer murders from this time last year, and, more importantly, the murder rate has decreased by 131 from this time in 2011, when stops were at their highest. Meanwhile, stops have fallen 97% between 2011 to 2015.
Our priorities remain public safety and building community trust.