By Colleen Long & Larry Neumeister
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his administration "doesn't want an outsider" making decisions in New York City's stop-and-frisk case, which he says could endanger police officers and the public.
Bloomberg made the comments Friday, a day after an appeals court blocked a judge's order requiring changes to the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program.
The decision had called for a monitor to oversee major changes to the police tactic.
Bloomberg's administration is winding down. The new mayor could drop the appeal.
Democrat Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says he would. Republican Joe Lhota says he'd keep fighting the ruling.
Bloomberg also said on WOR Radio that police officers have "had their names dragged through the mud over the past year." He says they "deserve a lot better than that."