Video: NY 'stop and frisk' under scrutiny

The suspect in the video has filed a lawsuit alleging false arrest and excessive force

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — Surveillance video that shows a plain-clothed cop frisking a man is being called unjust by a Brooklyn lawyer.

A surveillance camera recorded the encounter between Jurard St. Hillaire, 21, and the unidentified officer. Hillaire was recording a police traffic stop, according to the New York Daily News, when the cop turned him around and held him against a building to frisk him.

Lawyer Richard Cardinale claimed the incident was unjust, and St. Hillaire has filed a lawsuit alleging false arrest and excessive force, according to the article.

 A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the NYPD must refrain from stopping and frisking individuals unless the search meets the constitutional requirement that the individual is suspected of a crime.

An NYPD spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

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