Today Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a significant turn in the ongoing litigation over the NYPD’s stop & frisk practices. The City has agreed with the plaintiffs in Floyd v. City of New York to changes including a three year period for a monitor to oversee the stop & frisk policy. Once a full plan is agreed to and approved by the court, the City will withdraw its pending appeal.
Following his announcement, Mayor de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bratton and Corp Counsel Carter answered questions from the press. Here is their full press Q&A.
Today Bill de Blasio announced his selection of Zachary Carter as Corporation Counsel. Although often not a focus of public attention, Corporation Counsel is the city’s chief legal officer and an integral part of managing city government.
Following his announcement, and a statement by Zachary Carter, de Blasio took questions from the press. Topics included pending legal cases against the city on stop & frisk and the Central Park 5, Chiara de Blasio’s recent video describing her struggle with substance abuse and depression and how the transition process will proceed once de Blasio becomes mayor.