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Outspoken critic of NYPD policy is arrested

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NEW YORK (AP) - An outspoken opponent of the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy has been accused of selling bogus tickets to Broadway shows and other sought-after events.

Nineteen-year-old Angel Ortiz was charged with grand larceny. His lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.

Manhattan prosecutors say Ortiz sold a pair of fake tickets to the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Book of Mormon" for $350 in total and a set of three phony tickets for $480. Prosecutors say he also sold two fake tickets online to a Michael Buble concert for $309 in all.

Ortiz is part of a federal lawsuit challenging a program that sends police to patrol private dwellings. He and others say police harassed people coming and going from their homes.

Police deny the claims.

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