Lawmakers working to pass “How to act in a Traffic Stop” Bill

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – State representatives are working on a new law that could prepare you for the next time you get pulled over. House Bill 509, developed by the Department of Public Safety, is something lawmakers say should have been passed a long time ago.

“I think it’s important anytime you have a tense situation such as a young kid who is being pulled over for the first time, that they have a script to go through to know what they are suppose to do,” said Representative Charles Busby. “To relieve the tension on both them and on the officer.”

With recent officer-involved shootings or other crimes happening at traffic stops within the last few years, it’s become a bill that everyone seems to be getting behind.

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2/10/17