New York City is considering new rules for its "stop-and-frisk" practice.
Under the policy, police can stop someone if the officer has reasonable suspicion the person might break the law.
Critics say the practice targets minorities, with blacks and Hispanics accounting for nearly nine in 10 of the stops.
The city council is set to weigh in on several bills aimed at reforming the controversial practice.
They include appointing an independent inspector general to monitor police and requiring officers to tell people when they have a right to refuse a search.
Only about 12 percent out of nearly 700,000 stops resulted in arrests or tickets under the program last year.