Interestingly, while NYPD stop and frisks continue to rise, the number of civilian complaints fell last year, according to figures published by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Police stopped more than 601,000 people in 2010, a jump of 25,000 people over 2009. But complaints about those stops fell by 15 percent, as part of an overall 15 percent drop in complaints, from 7,660 in 2009 to 6,476 in 2010.
The numbers seem to prove the opposite of what civil rights advocates have been saying for years, as the number of stop and frisks have skyrocketed during the Bloomberg administration. The city is being sued by the Center for Constitutional Rights over its’ stop and frisk campaign.