LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - How should one act during a traffic stop?
The Lake Charles Police Department has released a video that it says will help answer that question.
The video "What to do When Stopped by Police," was created in response to a suggestion made during a forum at the Civic Center in January 2015, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said.
The video was a collaboration between Corporal Shawna Broussard, with the department's Community Policing Division, and Pam Dixon and her students at the Lake Charles-Boston Academy of Learning
"The goal of this informational video is to educate as many local civic groups, students, neighborhood watch groups, pastors, and the general public," Kraus said. "This video allows the general public to be well educated on proper etiquette that should be used when stopped by an officer. It also provides tips (i.e., having a valid driver's license and proof of insurance) readily available to speed up the process. It answers some common questions such as whether or not law enforcement can request an individual to exit their vehicle, as well as being cautious in regard to sudden moves."