NEW YORK (AP) - A federal court has ordered the New York Police Department to begin electronically recording all police-citizen investigative encounters, including low level interactions, as part of a pilot program to study the policy’s potential benefits and costs.
In Thursday’s ruling, the judge required the parties to submit a joint proposal for the pilot program by Sept. 13. The proposal must include a timeline for planning, implementation and analysis of the data gathered during the program.
The court-appointed monitor will then report on whether the program should be expanded or terminated.
The judge’s order was in response to the urgings of police-reform advocates behind a court-ordered reform process that stemmed from lawsuits challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
An NYPD spokesman said it was evaluating the judge’s order and its potential impact.
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