The parties in the stop-and-frisk litigation have asked Southern District Judge Analisa Torres (See Profile) to resolve motions to intervene by police unions who oppose a settlement between the plaintiffs and New York City.

A letter sent Tuesday by plaintiffs’ lawyer Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights said both he and the city Law Department need a decision so they can move forward with a critical element of the settlement agreement—the installation of a court-appointed monitor for a three year-term to oversee reforms in the stop-and-frisk practices of the NYPD.