Appeals court upholds ruling in stop-and-frisk case

Nov. 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that the New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is carried out in a discriminatory manner.

In August, federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's police officers sometimes carried out stop-and-frisk unconstitutionally and discriminated against people of color, WNBC-TV, New York, reported.

Then, last month, Scheindlin was removed from the case and an appeals panel suspended the effects of a her ruling.

The city argued that suspending Scheindlin from the panel should also nullify her decision, however, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld her ruling.

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