A new plan by the New Orleans Police Department to question people about COVID-19 has caught the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union. KEEL reports on the matter.
While the Governor has been trying to find a way to reopen the economy after the shutdown, the Mayor of New Orleans wants to increase quarantine measures. The NOPD will be ordered to stop motorists for questioning about their COVID-19 exposure, but the checkpoints will be disguised as seat belt checkpoints.
The ACLU says that stops of this kind may be illegal according to the Constitution. From their press release:
The ACLU will likely sue the city if they proceed with the plan. So far, there has been no response from the city.
We demur from taking one side or the other in this matter, but we do want to let motorists know so they can be prepared if they run into a checkpoint in New Orleans.
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