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Pennsylvania State Police traffic stop study finds some disparity in who gets searched, and who is found with contraband

When acting on their own discretion, Pennsylvania State Police are more likely to search Black and Hispanic drivers than white drivers, according to an independent study by the National Policing Institute.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Philadelphia bans traffic stops for minor infractions

Philadelphia’s mayor has ordered police to stop pulling over drivers for low-level offenses that critics say lead to disproportionate stops of minority drivers. Mayor Jim Kenney’s order Wednesday makes Philadelphia the largest city government in the U.S. to ban what are sometimes called pretextual stops.

By The Associated Press

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‘You can’t talk yourself out:’ Black officers train Philly residents on their rights in police stops

“We must ask what are the principal issues that have to be addressed to change the culture of law enforcement..."
By Ximena Conde/WHYY