NYC to pay man searched 21 times

July 1, 2009 1:04:50 PM PDT
The city of New York will pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says he was unfairly stopped and searched in the subway because of his race. Jangir Sultan is of South Asian decent but is a native New Yorker. He says he was stopped 21 times at various stations after the police started a search program in response to bombings in London in 2005.

Police conduct stops at random times in stations around the city. They set up a table and a sign with the NYPD crest where bags are searched. Straphangers are repeatedly reminded that all bags are subject to search. The NYPD says the checks are conducted without regard to ethnicity or race.

The suit did not address Sultan's request for changes to the program.


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