MPD Checkpoints in Trinidad

ABOUT THIS STORY |  In response to heightened crime in Northeast D.C.'s Trinidad neighborhood, the Metropolitan Police Department set up checkpoints, at which drivers were required to stop their vehicles and state their business, in June 2008. The legality of these checkpoints was questioned, and a federal appeals court ruled them unconstitutional in July 2009.


A Metropolitan Police Department officer checks vehicles in Trinidad in June 2008. (By Dominic Bracco II -- The Washington Post)

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