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Stop-And-Frisk Policy Under Scrutiny In Philadelphia03:50Download

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Attorney David Rudovsky speaks to members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia alleging that the city has been seizing and selling millions in property from city residents, including those not charged with crimes. (Matt Rourke/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Attorney David Rudovsky speaks to members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia alleging that the city has been seizing and selling millions in property from city residents, including those not charged with crimes. (Matt Rourke/AP)

In Philadelphia, a new report shows that the city’s police department is struggling to reform its stop-and-frisk program. The new data shows that nearly seven out of 10 stops last year were of black residents and many of the interactions were unconstitutional. As Bobby Allyn of the Here & Now contributor WHYY reports, the police department is promising to make big changes to the city’s stop-and-frisk policy.

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This segment aired on April 11, 2016.

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