Targets of NYPD stop and frisk to testify

COLLEEN LONG
Associated Press
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Devin Almonor speaks to members of the media after testifying in a civil trial regarding police stop and frisk tactics in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A civil trial that began Monday in federal court in Manhattan will examine the controversial tactic that has become a city flashpoint, with mass demonstrations, City Council hearings and mayoral candidates calling for reform. The lawsuit, now a class-action, seeks a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes to how the police make stops. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — More people are expected to testify that they were wrongly targeted by New York City police as a federal trial examines the department's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people.

The plaintiffs say they were stopped because of their race.

Police have made more than 5 million stops in the past decade, mostly of black and Hispanic men.

The lawsuit seeks a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes to how the police make stops.

A federal judge will rule on whether the department must make changes.