City Councilman Jumaane Williams and a number of other elected officials, advocates and citizens joined together in Downtown Manhattan Thursday to shed light on the injustices of NYPD's Stop And Frisk policy, according to NY1. The group further proposed new measures to reform the current policy.
The legislation would require police officers to explain the right to refuse a search. Furthermore, officers would have to distribute business cards when randomly stopping someone.
The 90-percent innocent deserve leadership from the mayor to push reform and in the void of that leadership, members of the council are stepping up to advance the conversation, said Williams. We are welcome to dialogue, but we can no longer wait for the mayor or the [police] commissioner to take the mantle on their own because they've proven that they have not and will not.