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Judge orders NYPD to release internal database on street stops

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Judge Marilyn G. Diamond gave the New York Police Department 60 days to turn over a database of hundreds of…

Judge Marilyn G. Diamond gave the New York Police Department 60 days to turn over a database of hundreds of thousands of street stops to civil rights advocates.

The database detailed the locations and other details about each stop-and-frisk that has occurred since 2006. The NYPD asked the judge to dismiss the case because the records also divulged personal information about the officers who made each stop.

Diamond instead will allow the department to black out names, addresses and tax ID numbers of the officers before the information is turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The NYPD previously released the database to other independent organizations, including the RAND Corp.