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NEW YORK – The federal civil rights trial on the New York Police Department tactic of stop, question and frisk is ending after more than nine weeks of testimony.
Closings in the case are scheduled for Monday. Scores of witnesses have testified, including about a dozen who say they were wrongly stopped by police. Many NYPD officials have testified on policy and procedure. Lawyers for men who have filed the civil suit say officers are not properly trained and feel pressure to make stops. About a dozen police officials also testified on how they do their jobs at the nation's largest police department.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin will rule on whether any changes are needed in the department and must review more than 7,000 pages of trial record.