The state senate thinks local police departments need better reasons than the kind of vehicle being driven to stop people at a traffic checkpoint than it. It has approved Senator Kurt Schaefer’s bill banning officers from stopping all motorcycles…”They say they’re safety checkpoints but then they run full warrant searches and everything else on everyone they stop,” he says.
Schaefer says the stops are a form of profiling and should be outlawed. His bill does not limit general traffic checkpoint operations or keep police from stopping certain kinds of vehicles as part of a legitimate criminal investigation.
The House will look at the bill next.