City, Plaintiffs Reach Accord in Stop-and-Frisk
Vincent Warren, executive director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, whose lawyers served as co-counsel in Floyd, said the agreement marked "a significant day in the fight for accountability" and "the legal questions have now been settled."
Donna Lieberman, direcor of the New York Civil Liberties Union, whose lawyers led the way in Ligon, said "We all know that change starts with the message from the top" and "we believe in the good will and good intentions of the new administration."
Two separate groups of police unions moved to intervene in the appeal in September in the hopes of carrying the appeal forward should a new administration elect to pull the plug.
Their motions were also held in abeyance by the full court. Thursday, the circuit issued an order asking that they submit their views on the consent remand by Feb.7, with the parties in the case to reply by Feb. 14.
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