Deputy's shooting prompts closer look at traffic stops

By Robert Nolin
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Traffic stops can be among the most dangerous law enforcement activities. A stopped motorist may be wanted or concealing drugs or weapons. The traffic itself places officers on roadside stops at risk of being hit by inattentive drivers.

But stops involving unmarked police vehicles, such as the one that led to the grievous wounding Monday of Broward Sheriff's Detective Maury Hernandez, present special concerns and are discouraged by many agencies.

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