David Harris on Philadelphia Stop and Frisk Case Settlement
Professor David Harris discussed the settlement of a case against the Philadelphia Police Department for excessive use of stops and frisks, especially against African Americans. The settlement mandates better and more extensive collection of data on stops and frisks, and regular review of the data by an independent monitor. “The vast majority of police departments do not track this activity. This should not be something that the public has to ask for or even go to court for. This is something that should be routine,” Professor Harris said. The Associated Press article appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and many other papers, as well as in Yahoo News.