In the Media

Why stop and search has to be improved

PUBLISHED September 3, 2014

Stop and search - which allows police to search those suspected of possessing stolen property, weapons or drugs without arresting them - has been a source of tension between officers and black and ethnic minority communities for decades. Black people are up to six times more likely to be subject to stop and search than their white counterparts. For Asian people the rate is double that for white people. It is no surprise that the power has created such resentment.

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