Scott Stringer will call for a federal probe of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy

Scott Stringer. (William Alatriste via flickr)
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Manhattan Borough President and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer will call for a federal probe of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policies. Many elected officials have criticized the police over this tactic, and some of them, and their staffers, have been directly affected by it.

The latest front-page controversy having to do with the NYPD involves an officer arrested by federal authorities after having been caught on tape using racially inflammatory language to explain why he stopped an African-American man on Staten Island.

Stringer will call for the probe alongside State Senator Eric Adams, a former officer who co-founded a group called 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.

It's another test of the pristine image of the NYPD and its commissioner Ray Kelly, who is still periodically speculated about as a 2013 mayoral candidate.

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