Police officers in Virginia must now record a driver’s race during traffic stops so the commonwealth can track whether groups are disproportionately stopped by different departments. The Community Policing Act introduced by Del. Luke Torian, D-Prince William County, a year ago became a law Wednesday. “It’s rather ironic that the legislation was signed into law and became effective today...
Police officers in Virginia must now record drivers’ race during traffic stops. News4’s Shomari Stone reports the commonwealth wants to be able to determine if certain groups are stopped disproportionately.