Category Traffic Stop

Laurens officer didn’t follow procedure when stopping sheriff, police say

LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – An officer’s actions are being called into question after he didn’t follow department policies and procedures at a traffic stop that involved the Laurens County sheriff, according to the Laurens Police Department.

On Thursday, April 20th, a Laurens police officer pulled over Sheriff Don Reynolds for going 50 mph in a 30 mph zone on W. Main Street.

Sheriff Reynolds was given a verbal warning and was allowed to leave the scene of the traffic stop.

According to the police department, every traffic stop that is initiated should be recorded by a body camera, as well as a dash camera.

Police officers are supposed to end every stop with either a written warning, citation for the violation, or an arrest for an arrestable offense.

None of this was done in the traffic stop tha...

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State trooper dragged during traffic stop; 3 arrested for heroin trafficking

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A state trooper was dragged as he fought with a driver for control of his car during a traffic stop in Springfield Monday night. With the help of a city police officer, that driver and his two passengers, were arrested, and are now facing drug trafficking charges.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, shortly after 10:00 P.M., Trooper Theodore Tudryn saw 24 year-old Justin Morgan of Newport, Vermont commit motor vehicle violations on I-91 northbound, as well as on I-291. Tudryn tried to stop Morgan, who finally pulled over after getting off the highway on Dwight Street.

As Tudryn spoke to Morgan and his passengers, state police say the trooper noticed a small bag of crack cocaine inside the car.

Tudryn opened Morgan’s door and tried to get h...

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