KILLADELPHIA: Stop & Frisk? You’re Soaking In It

What nobody mentioned is that stop-and-frisk — in which police stop people suspected of criminal activity and pat them down for illegal weapons — is already used by police in Philadelphia.

“The idea of giving officers training to recognize [illegal] guns? That’s already in place,” said Lt. Fran Healy, a lawyer for the Police Department.

Last year, Philly cops stopped 132,765 pedestrians, according to department data. Some of those stops would have involved a pat-down or an arrest.

A rough analysis shows that Philadelphia averaged nine stops per 100 residents last year. New York City averaged six stops per 100, according to data released by the New York Police Department earlier this year.

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