Maryland County Eyes Traffic Enforcement Without Cops

Responding to longstanding complaints of racial disparities in traffic enforcement, some Montgomery County, Md., legislators are getting serious about the prospect of transferring traffic enforcement from police to other agencies, the Washington Post reports. County Executive Marc Elrich said he is “more than concerned” about the racial inequities in traffic enforcement, which include police stops in Bethesda seven times higher for Black drivers than whites and car searches countywide that were twice as frequent.