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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that the city would drop its appeal to the court ruling instituting reforms to the practice of stop-and-frisk. A court appointed monitor would oversee the police force for three years, and would stay longer if the city doesn't fulfil its obligations. The police would also be retrained and outfitted with cameras. The police unions—who were appealing the ruling—have a week to object to the agreement, and the city will have another week to reply to those objections. Commissioner Bill Bratton acknowledged that officers were being "pushed hard" to make the stops, and that it created a rift between police and community.

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