Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to tell its officers to stop pulling people over for minor infractions.
According to NBC Philadelphia, the city is doing away with the minor traffic stops and will hire a set of unarmed traffic officers. Those officers will be civilians and were approved by citizens back in 2019.
The city has is touting the moves as a way to create racial equity when it comes to crimes and prosecution that disproportionally affect black and brown people.
The law was signed into effect on Friday.
The Department says this will allow them to redirect officers to more pressing duties.
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