The D.C. government has agreed not to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court ruling that checkpoints set up by District police in neighborhoods beset by violence are unconstitutional.
Three residents who sued the District over the city's controversial neighborhood checkpoint program are expected to receive $3,500 each to settle claims that the police initiative violated constitutional rights, according to court papers filed Thursday.
Remember all the controversy over military checkpoints in the District neighborhood of Trinidad? D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier set up roadblocks there in the summer of 2008 in an effort to combat crime in the Northeast neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. appeals court has slapped the District of Columbia with a restraining order forbidding Mayor Adrian Fenty and Police Chief Cathy Lanier from erecting any more police barricades to prevent violence.
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that checkpoints set up by District police in neighborhoods beset by violence are unconstitutional, effectively ending a crime-fighting tactic that officials say was used in only the most dire circumstances to protect residents.
A federal appeals court Friday declared unconstitutional a controversial police checkpoint program used to cordon off a crime-ridden D.C. neighborhood last year. The unanimous 14-page opinion of a three-judge panel of the U.