Federal trial on NYPD stop-and-frisk ends

May 20, 2013
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In this Friday, May 17, 2013, photo, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is interviewed in her federal court chambers, in New York. Scheindlin is the federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal civil rights trial on the New York Police Department policy, known as stop, question and frisk, has ended after 10 weeks of testimony.

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Schiendlin will now decide whether the nation's largest police department has been making illegal stops based on race. She said she would expedite a ruling, but gave no estimate on when to expect it. Closing arguments ended Monday.

The judge heard testimony from a dozen people who said they were wrongly stopped by police and believed they were targeted because of their race. She also heard from officers who made stops and their reasons for them. Police officials and experts testified about procedures and whether racial quotas existed.