Met Police investigated over two more child strip searches – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched investigations into two referrals involving strip searches of children by Metropolitan Police officers.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

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Two Met police officers charged with assault amid claims of excessive force – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in assault, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Two Metropolitan police officers have been charged with assault by beating after allegedly using excessive force while searching a man in December 2021.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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Schools in England advised to assess risk of strip-search before calling police – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in London, news, school children, stop and search by tracey

‘Schools should “assess and balance” the risk of a potential strip-search to a pupil’s mental and physical wellbeing before calling the police, according to new government guidance.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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Watchdog investigating another Met police strip-search of a child – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, reports, stop and search by sally

‘The police watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the strip-search of another child by the Metropolitan police, which is already under scrutiny over two other cases.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2022

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Home Secretary permanently lifts restrictions on police stop-and-search powers – The Independent

‘The Home Secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop-and-search powers as part of the Government’s strategy to tackle violent crime.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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Police watchdog: ethnic minorities need protection from unfair stop and search – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2022 in children, minorities, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police abuse of their stop and search powers is so serious that black people need “protecting” from stereotyping and racial biases, the police watchdog said, as it revealed allegations one child was stopped 60 times.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2022

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Met Police apologises for strip-search of Hackney schoolgirl – BBC News

‘A black schoolgirl was strip-searched by police after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

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Black boy in stop and search ‘30 times’ accuses Met police of racist profiling – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2021 in children, complaints, minorities, news, police, racism, stop and search by sally

‘A 14-year-old black schoolboy has accused the Metropolitan police of racist targeting after claiming he has been stopped by police about 30 times in the last two years. He has not been charged with or convicted of any offence.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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Home Office sued over ‘racially disproportionate’ new stop and search rules – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2021 in government departments, minorities, news, police, proportionality, stop and search by sally

‘Human rights groups are suing the Home Office over its decision to increase police stop and search powers, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2021

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Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws – The Independent

‘Discrimination against black people and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in a controversial suite of new laws is “objectively justified”, the government has claimed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2021

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The Macpherson Report more than 20 years on – Home Affairs Committee calls for urgent action to tackle deep rooted racial disparities in policing – Garden Court Chambers

‘More than twenty years on from the publication of the Macpherson report that followed the Inquiry into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, the Committee has found that there are still serious and deep rooted racial disparities, and that neither police forces nor governments have taken race equality seriously enough for too long.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 30th July 2021

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Three Metropolitan Police officers face gross misconduct inquiry over Bianca Williams search – The Independent

‘Three of the six police officers who stopped, searched and handcuffed athlete Bianca Williams and her partner are under investigation for gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 2nd July 2021

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Why The Government Needs To Halt The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – Each Other

Posted June 8th, 2021 in bills, criminal justice, minorities, news, stop and search, young offenders by sally

‘Even if you are not a keen follower of new government legislation, chances are you have already heard of The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.’

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Each Other, 7th June 2021

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Black people 12 times more likely to be prosecuted for cannabis, new analysis shows – The Independent

‘Black people are 12 times more likely to be prosecuted for cannabis possession than white people, according to new analysis by the Liberal Democrats who are calling for an end to the use of Stop and Search for small amounts.’

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The Independent, 27th May 2021

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Met officer faces dismissal after ‘clear case of racial profiling’ – The Guardian

‘A police officer jailed for picking on a black father because of his colour and attacking him in front of his children is facing dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

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Landmark report calls for stop-and-search filming – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Police officers should switch on body-worn cameras whenever they think they might need to stop and search someone, in order to help rebuild trust in the community, the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has told the prime minister in a landmark report.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th April 2021

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£130.5 million to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime – Home Office

‘Package includes £30 million for police to surge activity in serious violence hotspots and new money to steer young people away from crime.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2021

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Police watchdog castigates forces over use of stop and search – The Guardian

‘Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has castigated police forces over stop and search, saying that 35 years after the power was introduced they were still unable to explain why black people are more likely to be targeted.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2021

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Young black males in London ’19 times more likely to be stopped and searched’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2020 in London, minorities, news, police, reports, statistics, stop and search, young persons by tracey

‘Young black males in London were 19 times more likely to be stopped and searched than the general population, a study of official data shows.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

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What really happened to Edson Da Costa? – The Guardian

‘He was 25, a father and a car mechanic. Five minutes after being stopped by police on 15 June 2017, he was lying unresponsive on the ground. After an inquest and inquiry, family and friends are still fighting for justice’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2020

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