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Study: Just 1.5 Percent Of 'Stop-And-Frisk' Arrests Resulted In Jail Sentence

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Moreover, 0.1 percent of all arrests under the policy, advocated by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, led to a conviction for a violent crime or possession of a weapon.

“My office’s analysis of the city’s stop-and-frisk practices has broad implications for law enforcement, both in New York City and across the state,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. “It’s our hope that this report – the first of its kind – will advance the discussion about how to fight crime without overburdening our institutions or violating equal justice under the law.”