NY Pols Challenge NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Database

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    The men were wearing masks and gloves and one of them was armed with a knife.

    Two New York state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would bar the police from keeping the personal information of people who are stopped, questioned and frisked but not arrested.

    Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Eric Adams said Sunday they will introduce legislation that targets the New York Police Department's database of hundreds of thousands of people who have been stopped by officers over the last several years.

    Adams, a former NYPD officer, said the database is an invasion of privacy.

    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last week asking that names and addresses of people in the database be sealed.

    But Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has defended the database. He said the information is extremely useful to detectives.