A father and community leader is having the same conversation many African American families may be having.
Patrick Franklin is president of the Urban League of Palm Beach County and also a father.
Franklin says the Urban League is educating African American men on how to respond to police during a traffic stop. He says the most important thing is to stay calm, pull over into a well lit area if possible, have your license and registration ready, answer respectfully but limit your exchange unless asked a question - and never reach for something without notifying the officer about what you are doing.
"Bias is real and the way that you're perceived from 1, 2, 3, 5 seconds that's going to determine the confrontation or the outcome," says Franklin.
The Urban League of Palm Beach County is having a forum to discuss this topic.
There will be lawyers and members of law enforcement present.