NYPD cops to wear body cams in wake of judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — A federal judge shot down the NYPD’s controversial stop and frisk policy late Monday.

The judge ruled the policy violates the constitutional rights of minorities and demonstrated a widespread disregard for the fourth amendment.

She claims stop and frisk led to indirect racial profiling. The judge said officers routinely stopped blacks and Hispanics, who would not have been stopped if they were white.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly insists that’s just not true.

According to Kelly, officers will be equipped with new body cameras which are part of a one year pilot program that will be implemented in five precincts.