As the number of homicides dropped in New York City in the 1990s, so, too, did the percentage of murders considered solved. But in boroughs outside Manhattan with a large number of homicides involving minority victims, the number of unsolved cases is dramatically higher.
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In one of several reported incidents, police allegedly ejected Angel Zayas so he could not photograph the stop-and-frisk of a Hispanic man, at a time when NYPD was fending criticism over aggressive and discriminatory use of the tactic.