The city will drop a lawsuit challenging the new law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against police officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday. The suit was initiated by the Bloomberg Administration. The move is expected to be made officially on Monday. Last month de Blasio also withdrew Bloomberg's challenge to court ordered reforms of stop-and-frisk practices. The police unions supported the Bloomberg challenge, and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association filed its own suit. Union officials will use the suit as a bargaining tool in contract negotiations.
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