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Wheeler Announces Changes At PPB

(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Bureau will stop pulling over drivers for non-moving violations unless it's a significant safety issue. Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that and other changes at the police bureau yesterday. The bureau will also change the way consent searches are conducted, and officers will tell people they have a right to decline the search. Wheeler says the changes are intended to improve equal justice. White Portlanders make up 75-percent of the population, but account for 65-percent of the traffic stops while Black people account for six-percent of the population and 18-percent of the traffic stops.

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