Updated Traffic Stops Paper Now Available

I’ve updated my paper on traffic stops to include Rodriguez v. United States, __ U.S. __, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015), and other recent cases. It’s available here. For those not familiar with the paper, it is a summary of the law regarding traffic stops, including typical reasons for such stops, the stops’ duration, the techniques that officers may and may not use during such stops, and the termination of the stops. I update it periodically and post new versions on the blog as they become available. As always, reader feedback is invited.

3 comments on “Updated Traffic Stops Paper Now Available

  1. Jeff, thanks for taking the time to do this. As a police training officer this is a handy tool to have to offer rookies who are looking for a solid foundation in conducting a traffic stop.

  2. Excellent work, as usual, Jeff. I have distributed this update to all of our deputies.

  3. Thanks Jeff, can you please add a paragraph in the “LICENSE, WARRANT, AND RECORD CHECKS” section that addresses the passenger identification issue. I know it’s not an easier question to answer but I think it would be a nice addition to your paper.