Late yesterday, the D.C. Police Department announced that the Chief of Police was rescinding the so-called "Neighborhood Safety Zone" program. Having had its program declared unconstitutional at the U.
Sixteen months ago, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) filed a major lawsuit on behalf of residents of Washington, D.C., who had been stopped in their cars at military-style checkpoints.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has denied D.C.'s petition for an en banc re-hearing in the case challenging the constitutionality of the checkpoint program first deployed in 2008 in northeast Washington, D.
In an unanimous and strongly worded ruling, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has declared the District of Columbia's so-called Neighborhood Safety Zone checkpoint program to be unconstitutional.
PCJF filed an opening appellate brief in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in opposition to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's controversial "Neighborhood Safety Zone" roadblock/checkpoint seizure and interrogation program.
In response to a ruling today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denying plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to end the D.C. police's illegal checkpoint program, the plaintiffs immediately filed a Notice of Appeal to the D.
The Partnership for Civil Justice, a Washington DC-based civil rights and legal organization, filed a class action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking an injunction against the Metropolitan Police Department's Neighborhood Safety Zone checkpoint program.