NYPD Stopped 600,000 People in 2010

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    TK

    The NYPD stopped 600,000 people last year, the highest number in the eight years those statistics have been kept.

    The Daily News reports that police stopped 601,055, a 4 percent increase from 575,304 the previous year.

    About 14 percent of those stopped last year were given summonses or arrested, the newspaper said. The other 86 percent were questioned.

    Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union pointed to large disparities between whites and non-whites. Some 85 percent of those stopped last year were black and Latino men.

    "Unfortunately, the pattern of stopping innocent New Yorkers continues," Lieberman said. "The pattern of stopping enormous numbers of overwhelmingly African-American and Latino men continues."

    The NYPD did not immediately comment.