More than 85% of Pennsylvania State Police stations failed to collect demographic data for all traffic stops last year.
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The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses, saying the law illegally preempts existing state laws on traffic violations.
Since being elected mayor, he has proceeded cautiously.
Pittsburgh could reform its police department’s stop and frisk to include using their body cameras to document their reason for a stop, notifying dispatch in advance, or any other method the police chief allows.
They include keeping troopers from joining militia groups and giving people more opportunities to file bias complaints.
The formation of three committees within the still-new Citizen Advisory Commission comes more than a year after Gov. Tom Wolf pledged to use them to “promote transparency, fairness, and accountability” among state law enforcement.