The American Civil Liberties Union says it 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 black and Latino men -- including State Rep. Jewell Williams -- it says were subjected to illegal searches since the city started using “stop and frisk.” That policy has been a focal point of Nutter's campaign to slow violent crime since he took office in 2008.
State Rep. Williams won the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia sheriff in the June 7 primary election. Williams is a former Temple University police officer.