Statement by State Senator Marty Golden on an Nypd Monitor

Martin J. Golden

August 12, 2013

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the decision by US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin to impose an NYPD Monitor:

“Stop, question, and frisk is an effective program which has saved the lives of thousands of New Yorkers and keeps our streets safe. We have a chain of command in the NYPD, and a system in place to investigate the actions taken by police officers if they violate the law. Having the Justice Department install a monitor to look over our Finest will do nothing to increase public safety, and only act as a deterrent on our police officers to effectively do their jobs.”