January 31, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced settlement of the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk lawsuit, in which Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is one of two lead counsel, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “We’re here today to turn the page on one of the most divisive problems in our city,” Mayor de Blasio said in his remarks. “We believe in ending the over-use of stop-and-frisk that has unfairly targeted young African-American and Latino men.” The August 2013 Floyd ruling found the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics were unconstitutional and the NYPD had resorted to “a policy of indirect racial profiling.”
Prof. Moore co-teaches an elective course at CUNY Law this spring on the law of Section 1983 federal civil rights litigation. Moore is also counsel to the Central Park 5 in litigation arising from their wrongful convictions for the rape of a jogger in Central Park, and he is counsel to three sub-classes in a group of recently settled cases brought by demonstrators arrested during anti-war protests in 2004.
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