City leaders call for changes to Stop and Frisk policies

Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 15:06:05-04

HARLEM, NEW YORK (PIX11)- Opponents of the city’s stop and frisk policy are calling for a “community safety act” that would provide an inspector to keep an eye on the NYPD.

The suggestion came during a meeting of the National Action Network headed by civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The focus was on a recording played in open court, where stop and frisk has been on trial.

On it, a deputy inspector can be heard ordering a Bronx cop to stop and frisk black males, ages 14 to 21.

Sharpton said the inspector should be suspended.

Meanwhile, city council speaker Christine Quinn said there is broad support for a community safety act. But the mayor and police commissioner have said it’s unnecessary.