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NY official: Stop-frisk bill could bankrupt city

The bill would make it easier for people to sue the NYPD

By Michael Gartland
The New York Post

Lawsuits against the NYPD could cost the city more than $1 billion annually if a bill against the department's stop-and-frisk policy continues to sail through the City Council, according to one lawmaker.

"This is the most dangerous and irresponsible bill ever to be considered by the City Council," said Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., chair of the Public Safety Committee. "It would bankrupt the city."

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