Michael Bloomberg apologises for 'stop-and-frisk' policy
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who has made moves towards running as a presidential candidate, has apologised for backing the city's "stop and frisk" policy.
Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targeted black and Latino residents.
Speaking at an African-American church in Brooklyn, New York, Mr Bloomberg said the policy was a mistake.
He believed that stop-and-frisk saved lives, he said, but accepted that good intentions were not good enough.
"I can't change history," he told the congregation at Christian Cultural Centre. "However, today I... read more
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