Maryland Study Scrutinizes Police Role in Traffic Enforcement

Maryland law entrusts traffic enforcement to its local police departments. To reduce major vehicle collisions and racial profiling, Montgomery County is considering  taking traffic enforcement away from the police and placing it in the hands of the county department of transportation. According to a lengthy study by the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight that was released July 27, a number of individuals and organizations hope to move Montgomery County police officers away from all traffic enforcement…