Stop and search consultation

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a consultation on how police use stop and search powers.

The consultation will look at whether stop and search is used appropriately and fairly, and how it can be better targeted and more intelligence-led.

The Home Office state that only about nine percent of the more than one million stop and searches results in an arrest and noted that figures show that people from BME backgrounds are up to seven times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than those from white backgrounds.

The deadline for responding to the consultation is 13 August.

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