D.C. ACLU files emergency motion to get police to collect stop-and-frisk data


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ACLU of D.C. filed an emergency motion to get the Metropolitan Police Department to collect stop-and-frisk data.

An existing law, known as the NEAR ACT, requires police to collect data in stop-and-frisks. However, it was reported that D.C. Police was not following that law.

In response, the ACLU sued Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Donahue and Chief Peter Newsham in May. ACLU officials say they still have not received a court hearing.

The emergency order claims that police should be collecting new information on stop-and-frisks that they were not previously required to collect instead of organizing existing information.

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