Source: Julia Dahl / CBS News
The New York attorney general released a report Thursday claiming that only three percent of arrests made using the controversial “stop and frisk” tactic lead to a conviction, and just 0.1 percent lead to an arrest for a violent crime.
The NYPD calls the report “clearly flawed,” according to a statement by Deputy Commissioner John J. McCarthy.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office reports that they analyzed 150,000 arrests made by New York City police officers between 2009 and 2012, stemming from 2.4 million stops.
In his statement, McCarthy took issue with the report, stating that “this analysis somehow just ignores situations where an officer’s action deters or prevents a crime from occurring in the first place.”
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