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City Settles Stop And Frisk Lawsuits

Sunday, March 6, 2011
 The city will pay out more than $170,000 to settle with nine people who claimed they were illegally stopped and frisked by police at city housing projects.

The settlements are part of a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the Legal Aid Society.

Sources tell NY1 the individual payments range from $5,000 to $75,000.

Six cases are still pending.

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