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New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) recommended that the New York Police Department (NYPD) no longer conduct traffic stops as a way of trying to prevent violent encounters.
James, who also acts as a special prosecutor to investigate some police killings, made the recommendation Friday as she released a report into the death of Allan Feliz, who was killed last October after police stopped him for a seat belt violation.
The article goes on to state the following:
“The death of Allan Feliz was a tragedy, and I offer my deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones during this time,” said James. “While criminal charges were not warranted, we were gravely concerned by some of the actions of the responding offices and issued a number of recommendations that the NYPD should take into account, including removing officers from engaging in any type of routine traffic enforcement activity.”
The state’s attorney general argued that traffic stops for minor infractions often end in violence. She also said Allan Feliz’s death last October, after he was pulled over for a seat belt violation, “further underscores the need for this change.”https://t.co/InKO1doHnW
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