Professors Bennett Capers and William Hellerstein have been named to a new panel that will oversee changes to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies. They join 11 other members of the academic advisory council appointed by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ruled last month that existing stop-and-frisk policies violated the constitutional rights of minorities. Professor Capers, whose recent New York Times op-ed shed light on the ruling, will serve as chair.
|Prof. William Hellerstein
“We are and have long been deep in criminal justice expertise both on the faculty, in public service and the bench,” said Dean Nick Allard. “Professors Capers and Hellerstein are stars in our constellation of experts.”
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