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Police up to 28 times more likely to stop and search black people

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/12/2012

Vikram Dodd

Police forces are up to 28 times more likely to use stop-and-search powers against black people than white people and may be breaking the law, new research from the official human rights body reveals.
The research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) looked at police stop powers where officers do not require suspicion of involvement in crime, known as section 60 stops.
The power is used most by the Metropolitan police, which carried out three-quarters of the stops between 2008-11, some 258,000 in total. The next heaviest user was Merseyside with 40,940 stops. Some forces barely use the power.
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"Police up to 28 times more likely to stop and search black people", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-up-to-28-times-more-likely-to-stop-and-search-black-people