Jul 10, 2013

In The News: SSLP tells Huffington Post police must work hard to win BME trust over stop-and-search

One in four police "stop-and-searches" have been deemed unlawful by the police watchdog, which also warned that black and minority ethnic groups were stopped and searched more than white people.

And it warned that stop-and-search concerns had slipped down the agenda of chief constables after the furore over Stephen Lawrence's murder and allegations of racism against police.

Around 27% of the 8,783 stop and search records examined did not include sufficient grounds to justify the lawful use of the power, the watchdog discovered.

read more at the Huffington Post..

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