Call to end stop and search ‘abuse’

Call to end stop and search ‘abuse’


‘Stop and search powers should be scrapped entirely after 40 years of alienation, a campaigner has claimed, despite moves by the Home Secretary and police forces to increase transparency.
Ken Hinds, of Haringey Stop and Search Monitoring Group, said he had been stopped by officers more than 120 times in the past 30 years, accusing officers of using racial profiling.
The Metropolitan Police have pledged to sign up to a new voluntary code of conduct for all police forces on stop and search, which will see data published on all outcomes from uses of the new powers.’
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