Settlement Reached in Stop-and-Frisk Suit

Nutter plans to announce the settlement Tuesday, which will change the policy for Philly Police

Monday, Jun 20, 2011  |  Updated 5:44 PM EDT
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Settlement Reached in Stop-and-Frisk Suit

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s reached a settlement of a federal lawsuit over the use of stop-and-frisk searches by Philadelphia police.

The group said in a statement Monday that details of the settlement would be announced at City Hall on Tuesday morning.

A spokeswoman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Nutter plans to announce a settlement that will change the way the police department “monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian detentions.”

In November, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit on behalf of eight men -- including a state lawmaker -- it says were subjected to illegal searches since the city started using “stop and frisk,” which has been a focal point of Nutter's campaign to slow violent crime since he took office in 2008.

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