New York - State Senate Bill Would Clear Stop And Frisk Database
New York - State lawmakers are trying to wipe out the New York City Police Department's database on people who are stopped by officers on the street.
The State Senate yesterday passed legislation that would prohibit police from keeping the database.
The NYPD argues the information is an effective tool in identifying crime suspects. But critics, including the bill's sponsor, State Senator Eric Adams, a former police officer, say it's un-American to keep information on innocent people.
The New York Civil Liberties Union has sued to get the records sealed.
NYPD statistics show more than 90 percent of the 575,000 people stopped and frisked by police were not arrested.
The bill now goes to the Assembly.