WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will hold a hearing on the use of stop-and-frisk tactics by city police.
People who’ve been stopped and searched on the street are expected to testify at the hearing, which will be held Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Howard University.READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals
District of Columbia police officers are told that they can frisk an individual if they reasonably believe the person is carrying a concealed weapon or a dangerous tool. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said last year that New York City’s widely criticized stop-and-frisk policy probably reduced crime but became less acceptable as communities grew safer.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins University Helping India Fight Covid Surge
The hearing will also address the police department’s policies for traffic stops and its use of tactical units.MORE NEWS: Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Lakisha Furnanders
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