Police agencies

Bill Would Require Collection of Race Data in Traffic Stops

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that will require police agencies to record racial data during traffic stops. Senators approved the legislation on a 19-7 vote. It moves to the Alabama House. State Sen. Rodger Smitherman of Birmingham said his bill is intended to prevent the targeting of motorists based on their race or ethnicity….