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Stop-and-Frisk Ruling ‘Deeply Flawed,’ N.Y. Tells Judges

New York City said a U.S. judge’s decision declaring the police department’s stop-and-frisk search practices unconstitutional will jeopardize safety, echoing a debate that has been a focal point in the campaign to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The city yesterday asked a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan to delay implementation of the September ruling by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin during the appeal. Celeste Koeleveld, a lawyer for the city, argued that the city and the public will suffer “irreparable harm” without a delay.