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Greensboro Police Department To End Minor Traffic Stops

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In response to allegations of racial disparities in policing, the Greensboro police chief has instructed his force not to stop vehicles for  minor traffic violations based on equipment infractions.

A recent New York Times article showed African Americans were disproportionately affected in traffic stops, car searches and use of force. The department is instead focusing on community engagement through neighborhood policing. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Greensboro police chief Wayne Scott.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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