As Use Of Stop & Frisk Declines, So Do Complaints Against NYPD Officers In the Bronx

40th Precinct training exercise / COLLEEN LONG/AP

Stop and Frisk has declined during the past years and with that came a drop in complaints against the NYPD.

THE 40th Precinct in the Bronx which covers Melrose, Mott Haven, and Port Morris and had the largest complaints citywide still saw a drop of over 6%.

Let’s not forget that murders dropped by 20% in NYC in 2013 despite a decrease of the controversial program which advocates of stop and frisk said would lead to chaos and an increase in homicides.

According to the Daily News:

And an expert says the report’s numbers jibe with data on precincts’ use of stop-and-frisk, which largely declined last year.

The 40th Precinct, which includes Mott Haven and Port Morris, registered 154 incidents between law enforcement and the public that led to complaints last year, down from 165 in 2012. Citywide, the 40th Precinct had the second-highest number of instances of the controversial street interrogations in 2012.

“I don’t doubt that the complaint numbers in the 40th Precinct are driven by there being a lot of stop-and-frisks in that precinct,” Christopher Dunn, the associate legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union said. “That tends to be a pattern we see across the city.”

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