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“Traffic stops are the most common form of encounter between citizens and the police. Tens of millions occur across the country every year. We need no reminder that some have tragic outcomes, as in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by police in a Minneapolis suburb during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis,” writes political science professor Frank Baumgartner, Derek Epp and Kelsey Shoub in this op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times.

Baumgartner, Epp and Shoub are the authors of “Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race.”

Los Angeles Times