Proposed Ordinance Would End ‘Stop And Frisk’ In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new ordinance could put an end to the so-called stop-and-frisk practice by Chicago police.

Ald. Joe Moreno and Ald. Roberto Maldonado will introduce the Stop Act at City Council today.

The ordinance would require police to collect and share data for all traffic stops.

The information would include the suspects’ demographic data, the officers’ badge numbers and as well as the location, reason and result of the stop.

The aldermen say a similar law in New York helped curb stop and frisk policies.

Chicago police faced scrutiny last March after the American Civil Liberties Union found that nearly 75 percent of police stops involved black citizens.

Also at city council today:

Aldermen are expected to vote on a proposal to end city trash pickups in condo buildings with five or more units.

If passed, the ordinance would require those buildings to have private collection. Mayor Emanuel says it would save the city $3 million a year.

Aldermen are also expected to take up a proposal to outlaw cell phone cases that are shaped like guns. People would face a $750 fine.

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