By Mara H. Gottfried Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. ...

Minn. attorney won’t prosecute most felonies from non-public-safety traffic stops – Police News

By Mara H. Gottfried Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and some law enforcement leaders announced Wednesday a shift in traffic stops for minor infractions: St. Paul's chief told officers not to pull people for equipment violations unless there are public safety concerns. And Choi said he won't prosecute most felony cases that result from non-public-safety traffic stops. Choi said the change is overdue because drivers of color and people who can't afford to make repairs are disproportionately affected by such traffic stops. In addition to breeding distrust, Choi said research shows that …

 

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