Federal judge rules bag searches by NYPD are constitutional

A federal judge ruled Friday that the random searches of subway riders' bags are constitutional.

The decision came just after closing arguments wrapped up in the case brought against the NYPD by the New York Civil Liberties Union. The civil rights group sued the department, saying the searches were unconstitutional. Civil liberties officials also believed the searches did not provide a public safety service.

NYPD officers began conducting random searches on Bronx subways following the terror attacks on London's subways.

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