The NY Post reports today that the city will pay $25,000 to a Brooklyn man as part of a settlement deal in a case involving the NYPD. Jangir Sultan, a 32-year-old Brooklyn native of South Asian heritage, had sued the police for racial profiling after they stopped and searched him 21 times at different subway stations around the city. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne maintains the searches are conducted randomly, settlement nonwithstanding: "We did not stop him based upon his concerns...The fact that he was stopped for other reasons is untrue." Of course, the chances of being stopped 21 times for a truly random search are something astronomical, but sometimes it's easier to shell out a few grand than get bogged down in dirty details. Plus, it seems the police have their hands full with a different subway case anyway.
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