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When Can You Extend a Traffic Stop?

A K-9 sniff of a suspect's car led to a drug conviction and a 7th Circuit ruling on traffic stop length.

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California Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at Traffic Stop

An officer with the San Jose Police Department fatally shot an armed man at a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon, shutting down a busy freeway in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Tennessee Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Gallatin (TN) Police Department who was struck by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday is "awake and alert," the agency said on Facebook.

Texas Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, in Critical Condition

An officer with the Denton (TX) Police Department is listed in critical condition and had to undergo surgery after he was shot at a traffic stop.

Officer Sings Happy Birthday to 9-Year-Old Boy at Traffic Stop

During a traffic stop, an officer with the Susquehanna Township (PA) Police Department learned that the 9-year-old boy in the back seat was celebrating his birthday.

New York Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

An officer with the New York Police Department was struck by a car during a traffic stop in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

Florida K-9 Sniffs Out 94 Pounds of Marijuana at Traffic Stop

A K-9 with the Ocala (FL) Police Department alerted to the possible presence of drugs during a traffic stop on Wednesday, and eventually sniffed out 94 pounds of marijuana.

Texas Deputy Shot, Killed at Traffic Stop

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal has died at the hospital after being shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop Friday. The sheriff said the suspect "basically just shot him in a very ruthless, cold blooded way."

Louisiana Captain Shot and Killed

A Louisiana police captain was shot and killed and another officer was wounded when a gunman opened fire on them at the end of a vehicle pursuit on Friday evening.