Harlem Council Member Yusef Salaam pulls out of Mayor Adams’ police ride-along after getting stopped by cop

Harlem City Council Member Yusef Salaam abruptly pulled out of his planned participation in a police ride-along Saturday night, at Mayor Eric Adams’ invitation, after he says police stopped him Friday and refused to explain why.

The episode occurred just days before Salaam and the City Council are scheduled to take a vote to override Mayor Adams’ veto of the How Many Stops Act, legislation that would require NYPD officers to document certain interactions with the public — something proponents see as essential to accountability and ending racial profiling, and the mayor sees as a bureaucratic stranglehold on cops.