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Will the Met Police’s New Approach to Conducting Stop and Search Help Rebuild Public Trust?

Friday 7 February 2014


The government’s policy on stop and search is once again under the spotlight. In the aftermath of inquest into Mark Duggan’s shooting, the police, Home Office and home secretary have all spoken about the need for a fairer and less divisive stop and search policy.

A further Home Office announcement on the future of stop and search is widely expected in the coming weeks. This is to be welcomed. Having recently completed research on young Londoners’ experiences and perceptions of stop and search for the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, it is clear that the way stop and search is working on the ground, and how it is perceived by communities, could be further improved.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post website.