US judge orders monitor for New York police
NEW YORK (AP) - A US judge has appointed a monitor to oversee the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-search policy, saying it intentionally discriminates based on race.
The judge on Monday ruled in favour of four men who said they were unfairly targeted.
Police have made about 5 million stops over the past decade, mostly of black and Hispanic men.
The practice has become "a fact of daily life in some New York City neighborhoods," US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin said in a ruling.