racial data

Alabama Senate Approves Bill to Require Race Data to Be Collected at Traffic Stops

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 (D-Birmingham) said his bill is intended to prevent the targeting of motorists based on their race or ethnicity. The bill would require police…