NYPD analyzing consequences of frisk decline

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD is studying years of data to determine if the decline in stop and frisk is having an impact on crime in New York City.

Overall crime in the city is down but there has been an uptick in shootings in certain neighborhoods.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday that the department will have a better idea about any connection after the analysis is completed in several weeks.

He has previously said he didn’t believe there was a link between the drop in stops and an increase in shootings.

A federal court judge found that the NYPD was unconstitutionally using the stop and frisk policy to target minorities. The court installed a monitor to oversee changes and the decision is pending approval.

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