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Floyd vs. City of New York

Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit filed against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD’s practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop-and frisks. These NYPD practices have led to a dramatic increase in the number of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks per year in the city, with the majority of stops in communities of color.

On August 12, 2013, a federal judge found the New York City Police Department (NYPD) liable for a pattern and practice of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop-and-frisks in a historic ruling (read our full August 12, 2013 press release), and on January 30, 2014, the City agreed to drop its appeal and begin the joint remedial process ordered by the court in August (read our full January 30, 2014 press release).


Timeline

On January 15, 2009, CCR released its preliminary analysis of the 2005 through June 2008 UF-250 data, “Racial Disparity in NYPD Stops-and-Frisks”.

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In February 2011, the City filed for partial summary judgment.

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On November 7, 2011, Plaintiffs filed their Motion for Class Certification.

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On November 23, 2011, the Judge issued an Order re-instating David Floyd’s claim of an illegal stop by police.

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On December 20, 2011 the City filed a Daubert motion to exclude Plaintiffs’ expert Jeffrey Fagan.

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On August 27, 2012, the Judge set a trial date.

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Trial in the case began March 18, 2013 and ended May 20, 2013.

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest on June 12, 2013.

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Judge Scheindlin issued two decisions – on liability and on remedy – on August 12, 2013.

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On August 27, 2013, the City filed a request for a Stay in District Court of the August 12, 2013 Remedies Order.

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On January 30, 2014, the City of New York moved to drop its appeal and filed a Motion for Remand to the District Court.

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