NYCLU: Ray Kelly’s Stop and Frisk Fixes A “Desperate Public Relations Attempt”


And the reaction to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s series of moves to address criticism of the NYPD’s stop and frisk program? Well, the New York Civil Liberties Union doesn’t seem too impressed, calling it a “desperate public relations attempt.”

“The mayor and commissioner need to give up the spin and recognize that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program is fundamentally broken,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “The NYPD is out of control, and the culture and practices of the Department need a full-scale overhaul so that the fundamental rights of all New Yorkers are respected and all communities can trust and respect the police.”

More on Kelly’s fixes after the jump.

Kelly also has proposed programs to teach youth how to use computers, an plan to track cops who get stop-related complaints, new instructional videos on conducting stops, and more training for young officers.