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Using the 'B Pillar' during traffic stops


In this day and age, why am I still seeing officers blocking the driver-side windows and/or doors during a traffic stop? Hasn’t word gotten out that people are shooting at us and pulling weapons out of who-knows-where?

As a 13-year LEO, I’ve been trained — more than once — to stay at that “B Pillar” and NEVER lean into windows or broad-face a door during contact.

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