Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin lifted the order after agreeing with city lawyers who said the immediate halt of some "Clean Halls" trespass stops would impose an undue burden on the NYPD.
A judge is allowing the NYPD to resume certain stop-and-frisk tactics in the Bronx after ordering they be halted because they were unconstitutional.
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin lifted the order Tuesday after she agreed with city lawyers who said the immediate halt of some "Clean Halls" trespass stops would impose an undue burden on the NYPD, requiring some form of "notification to and/or training of" thousands of NYPD officers and their supervisors.
"On the other hand, allowing a longstanding unconstitutional practice to persist for a few months while the parties present arguments regarding the appropriate scope of a remedy is quite distinct from allowing such a practice to persist until the completion of trial," she said.
"Nothing in this decision changes or undermines the Court's finding that the NYPD has a practice of unconstitutional trespass stops," said lawyer Christopher Dunn of the New York Civil Liberties Union which brought the lawsuit challenging the "Clean Halls" trespass stops. "All the court has done is to say it wants to consider all possible remedies at a single hearing this spring."
City lawyer Heidi Grossman said, "We believe the court correctly lifted the immediate relief it had ordered."
Well guise! It's just too much of a hassle for you to immediately stop randomly searching innocent people - I MEAN we might actually have to TELL everyone to NOT do that.....that's just too much work. We better delay this for a few months to think it over.