It is illegal for law enforcement to stop you without probable cause. The officer must have a good reason to stop you and frisk you, and that reason cannot be based on your race or any other form of discrimination.
Being stopped and frisked by the police when you have done nothing wrong can be frustrating and humiliating. If you have been illegally stopped and frisked by the police in New York, contact the Brooklyn law office of attorney Edward Friedman. With 26 years of experience protecting the rights of clients throughout the five boroughs, he can help you bring a claim and seek justice for the harm caused to you.
Harassment and Racial Profiling by Police
"Stop and frisk" is a strategy used by law enforcement to try to reduce crime in certain areas. The officers enter a high-crime area, stopping and searching suspicious individuals in the hopes of finding illegal drugs or weapons.
Unfortunately, the majority of those they stop are African-American and Hispanic teens. These individuals are often stopped multiple times by police officers, without having committed any crimes. This type of racial profiling can lead to confrontations between those who are stopped and the police. If situation escalates, it could lead to criminal charges for resisting arrest or obstruction of governmental administration.
This type of racial profiling is illegal. If you have been illegally and unjustly stopped by police and frisked, we can help you bring a claim and seek justice for the harm caused to you.
If your rights have been violated in an illegal stop and frisk in New York, contact the office of lawyer Edward Friedman. We are available any time by appointment.