California Highway Patrol

Report: California police stops down significantly in 2020

Traffic and pedestrian stops by California law enforcement agencies dropped significantly in 2020 compared to the year before, but Black or transgender people were still more likely to be searched than White or cisgender people, according to a state report released December 30.

California Officer Likely Unaware of Killer’s Criminal Past

The man who suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop just off a Southern California freeway had a long and violent criminal history that the police officer he killed most likely knew nothing about as he filled out paperwork alongside the road.

Cop Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop Mourned in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. The tribute for Andre Moye, Jr. at the highway patrol’s academy in the city of West Sacramento replaced the agency’s plan to celebrate its 90th anniversary, the highway patrol said in a statement. Authorities were still investigating what prompted Aaron Luther, 49, to shoot Moye and the other officers. Moye had stopped Luther on a freeway in