The New York Civil Liberties Union had fought for release of the stats last year. After getting them, the civil-rights group said they show a pattern of racial profiling — a charge that the NYPD denies.
"While it appears at first blush to be a slick, fact-filled response, nothing in the report can dispute the reality that stop and frisk NYPD-style is targeted overwhelmingly at people of color, so innocent of any criminal wrongdoing, that all but 12 percent walk away without so much as a ticket," NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement.
As has been reported, the statistics show that overall, nearly 90 percent of those targeted by NYPD stop-and-frisks in the city in 2011 were either black or Hispanic. Blacks and Hispanics together make up less than 53 percent of the city’s population.
A total of 685,724 people — 8.6 percent of the city’s population — were detained by cops for “reasonable suspicion.”