Nttm Post: Call for review on stop and search

Tagged as: anti-racism local_communities repression


AN "urgent review" of training for new Notts police recruits has been recommended, following a report on how the force operates stop and search powers.

It comes after research revealed that in the past three years, black people were around nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people. Asian people were around twice as likely to be stopped.

In July, the force started working with the National Policing Improvement Agency Next Steps programme to try to improve the situation.

A report giving an update on the situation will be discussed by Notts Police Authority on Wednesday. It recommends the force "urgently review the training programme for new recruits to ensure that officers are trained to use stop and search both appropriately and effectively," among other measures.




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