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Shots Fired at Phoenix Officer During Traffic Stop

August 24, 2015
Authorities are searching for leads in a traffic stop turned dangerous when two suspects opened fire on a Phoenix police officer in west Phoenix, a police spokesman said.

Canadian Officers Find IED, Weapons at Traffic Stop

August 17, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta, police found an improvised explosive device inside a vehicle Thursday morning during a traffic stop in the west side of the city.

University of Cincinnati Officer Charged with Murder for Traffic Stop Shooting

July 29, 2015
"I'm treating him like a murderer," prosecutor Joseph Deters said during a news conference when describing the warrant out for a police officer who killed Samuel Dubose, 43, earlier this month.

California Officer Killed in Traffic Stop Shooting

July 22, 2015
The officer, Sergeant Scott Lunger, was killed by an occupant of a vehicle he had stopped. An investigation has led police to a person of interest, but no arrest had been made.

Unlawfully Prolonged Traffic Stop

June 18, 2015

Is it OK under the Fourth Amendment to turn a traffic stop into a criminal investigation? Of course it is, provided the justification for the additional investigation is developed during the reasonable duration of the traffic stop—not after.

YouTube Legal Advice Traffic Stop

May 21, 2015

As you approach the vehicle you notice that her window is rolled up and she has a sign pressed up on her window that says, "I am NOT talking to you, NO you can't search my vehicle, and I want my attorney." She also has her driver's license pressed onto the glass so you can see it.

Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops

March 2, 2015
The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer's shooting of a black teenager last summer.

Man Shot After Charging at Baltimore Officer During Traffic Stop

February 24, 2015
A man shot and wounded by Baltimore police on Sunday was captured on city video surveillance charging at a police officer without apparent provocation.

Michigan Officer Injured at Traffic Stop When Car Skids on Ice

February 20, 2015

The officer was out of his vehicle assisting a motorist who had gone off the roadway into the median when another driver lost control and struck the officer’s patrol car and then the disabled vehicle. More Here.

Video: Michigan Officer Injured at Traffic Stop When Car Skids on Ice

February 20, 2015
The officer was out of his vehicle assisting a motorist who had gone off the roadway into the median when another driver lost control and struck the officer’s patrol car and then the disabled vehicle.

Oklahoma Officer Struck, Wounded by Truck

February 4, 2015
A McAlester, Okla., police officer was struck by a suspected drunk driver while conducting an early morning traffic stop.

Dashcam Footage Released of Controversial New Jersey T-Stop Shooting

January 21, 2015

Video and audio of a traffic stop shooting released by the Bridgeton (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday shows two officers ordering Jerame Reid not to move before Reid appears to push his way out of the passenger side door and is shot by officers. More Here.

Video: Dashcam Footage Released of Controversial New Jersey T-Stop Shooting

January 21, 2015
Video and audio of a traffic stop shooting released by the Bridgeton (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday shows two officers ordering Jerame Reid not to move before Reid appears to push his way out of the passenger side door and is shot by officers.

Florida Officer Run Over by DWI Suspect

January 8, 2015

A Gulf Breeze, Fla., police officer was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was run over by a motorist during a traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials. More Here.

Video: Florida Officer Run Over by DUI Suspect

January 8, 2015
A Gulf Breeze, Fla., police officer was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was run over by a motorist during a traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials.

Albuquerque Officer Recovering from Saturday Traffic Stop Shooting

January 5, 2015

APD says Officer Lou Golson pulled an SUV over during a routine traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. As he approached the vehicle the suspect started shooting, striking the officer twice. Officer Golson was able to return fire, but the suspect fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended. More Here.

Video: Albuquerque Officer Recovering from Saturday Traffic Stop Shooting

January 5, 2015
APD says Officer Lou Golson pulled a SUV over during a routine traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. As he approached the vehicle the suspect started shooting, striking the officer twice. Officer Golson was able to return fire, but the suspect fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended.

Bodies Found at West Virginia Traffic Stop After Shootout Wounds 2 Officers

January 2, 2015

During the stop, a red Chevy pickup truck pulled over at the same time. The driver of the truck got out and shot at the police officers with a pistol, wounding both. Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police said one officer returned fire, wounding the suspect in the leg. More Here.

Bodies Found at West Virginia Traffic Stop After Shootout Wounds 2 Officers

January 2, 2015
During the stop, a red Chevy pickup truck pulled over at the same time. The driver of the truck got out and shot at the police officers with a pistol, wounding both. Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police said one officer returned fire, wounding the suspect in the leg.

SCOTUS Rules Evidence Cannot Be Suppressed Just Because an Officer Made a "Reasonable" Traffic Stop Mistake

December 16, 2014
Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the keystone of the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure is the word "unreasonable." And in this case, the officer's belief that having a broken tail light was illegal counted as a reasonable mistake. The traffic stop and the subsequent consensual search of the car were therefore also reasonable.
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