YPD officer to hold class on traffic stop rights at East High School
Students at East High School in Youngstown will learn how the U.S. Bill of Rights comes into play during traffic stops this week.
According to the release, Youngstown Police Officer Malik Mostella, who works as a security officer for Youngstown City Schools, will be in government classes working with students.
Officer Mostella teaches a class called "The Power of Words," where he discusses the logistics of traffic stops.
Students will play the roles of police officers and vehicle occupants during traffic stops while the rest of the class takes notes to create an arrest report.
The first class will be held on Monday morning.
Officer Mostella will choose the best police report from the students and hold a mock court hearing on Thursday.
"They can see how their rights come into play from a traffic stop through the court process," Mostella said.