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Smartphone app to record police stops eyed as danger

Officials are concerned about any app that requires someone to reach into their pocket during a stop


By Jamie Schram
The New York Post

NEW YORK — Opponents of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy are rolling out a smartphone app today to document run-ins with the police — but the new tool could put the public in even more danger, sources told The Post.

The New York Civil Liberties Union, which plans to unveil the "Stop and Frisk Watch" Android app outside Police Headquarters, would not provide details on how it will work.

But officials are concerned about any app that requires someone to reach into their pocket during a police stop.

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