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AZ Sheriff Releases Video of Deputy in Highway Shootout

Investigators say 22-year-old Michael Gerhart was speeding in his Toyota Rav4 on Grand Avenue/U.S. 60, lost control, and crashed, where he ended up on the median just south of Loop 303 around 6:30 p.m. The body-cam video shows the deputy getting out of his patrol truck with his gun drawn.

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IL Officer Beaten and Strangled at Traffic Stop, 3 Charged

Three people are facing felony charges after they allegedly beat and strangled an Aurora, IL, police officer during a traffic stop on Monday.

Portland Police to No Longer Stop Vehicles for Non-Moving Violations

Officers have been directed to stop pulling drivers over for less serious, non-moving violations and focus on people who are speeding, driving under the influence, or otherwise making other drivers less safe.

Puerto Rico Officer Killed at Traffic Stop

The man suddenly turned around and opened fire on Sergeant García-Torres, striking him in the head. Sergeant García-Torres was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Georgia Officer Dragged to Death at Traffic Stop, Suspect Killed

The suspect, 29-year-old Ansy Dolce of Cherokee County, was shot and killed by an officer in the incident, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet.

Vehicle Pursuit Ends with Arizona Trooper Wounded, Suspect Killed

Officials say the suspect drove on with punctured tires, and fired a handgun at law enforcement multiple times, striking a law enforcement vehicle and shooting the trooper who originally pulled the suspect over.

Arkansas Woman Suing Over Trooper's PIT Maneuver During Traffic Stop

The trooper's action "constituted a reckless attempt to engage in conduct that created substantial risk of physical injury," the lawsuit says.

Is Your Agency Ready for Stop Data Collection Requirements?

More and more states are mandating that law enforcement officers record demographic information and other details about the people they stop.

Philly Police Take Cell Phone Gun Off Repeat Offender

Police say the woman who possessed the disguised weapon had 13 prior arrests, including a gun violation.

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Minneapolis Votes to Create Non-Sworn, Unarmed Traffic Enforcement Unit

Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday for the development of a new Traffic Safety Division, which would be unarmed and separate from the Minneapolis Police Department.

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