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D.C. police chief talks homicides, stop-and-frisk

Friday - 11/1/2013, 12:00pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says New York City's stop-and-frisk policy probably helped reduce crime but became a less acceptable police tactic as communities there became safer.

Lanier spoke Friday at an American Bar Association conference, where she discussed tactics to reduce homicides.

A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that found that stop-and-frisk discriminated against minorities.

In response to a question, Lanier said the policy may have run into problems by not requiring officers to provide detailed explanations for why individuals were stopped and frisked.

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