In the wake of national attention brought by two traffic stops that ended with fatal shootings by police officers, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has worked with area civil rights and religious leaders to develop two informational videos explaining what individuals should do when they’re pulled over.
The videos portray a traffic stop from the perspective of a deputy and a driver and actions a deputy will take, as well as the expectations for drivers.
The videos were developed at the request of Loudoun NAACP President Phillip Thompson and in coordination with Pastor Michelle Thomas of Holy and Whole Life Changing Ministries International Church.
The first video follows a traffic stop explaining the actions of a deputy, what law enforcement expects from a driver, and what requirements a driver must lawfully follow. This video can be viewed at sheriff.loudoun.gov/trafficstop.
The second video follows the procedures during a traffic stop where the driver is a concealed handgun permit carrier and has a loaded concealed handgun in the vehicle. This video can be viewed at sheriff.loudoun.gov/CHPtrafficstop .
The sheriff’s office is taking comments from residents about any interaction with deputies at sheriff.loudoun.gov/feedback or through the Loudoun Sheriff app, available on iTunes and Google Play.