Durham does away with police checkpoints
Posted March 6
Durham, N.C. — The Durham Police Department said Monday that they have done away with department-initiated traffic checkpoints in an effort to dispel concerns and further encourage the relationship with the community.
According to a news release, the department has used routine checkpoints as a means to ensure compliance with the rules of the road. However, in recent weeks, there has been national and local concern regarding the role of local law enforcement officers in federal immigration enforcement. The Durham Police Department said their checkpoints were not used for immigration enforcement.
The department will continue to participate in multi-jurisdictional highway safety campaigns, such as Booze It & Lose It and Click It or Ticket, according to the release.