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Stop and Frisk deal

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January 30, 2014 2:04:50 PM PST
He said he was going to do it, and he did. Mayor Bill de Blasio today withdrew New York City's appeal to keep the NYPD's controversial "stop and frisk" program alive, and settled the main lawsuit against the City and the NYPD for stop and frisk abuses.

It also means big reforms for the NYPD - including a monitor.

"This is a defining moment in our history," said de Blasio. "It's a defining moment for millions of our families, especially those with young men of color. And it will lay the foundation for not only keeping us the safest big city in America, but making us safer still. This will be one city, where everyone's rights are respected, and where police and community stand together to confront violence."

And the new commish for the NYPD, Bill Bratton, putting it more simply, as he took a shot at his predecessor: "We will not break the law to enforce the law."

We'll have the latest and reaction to the reforms that are now coming, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're taking a closer look at the Super Bowl, and the supposed economic benefit that was supposed to flood the cash registers of local businesses. Supposed to. Jim Dolan tonight investigates the dashed economic dreams of so many companies that had embraced the NFL's claim that the Super Bowl was going to mean a half billion dollars pumped into the local economy. Some recent reports suggest that's off exponentially.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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