APCC Leads respond to IOPC report on stop and search


IOPC report calls for stop and search law change and identifies 18 opportunities for improvement. 

Joint Leads of the APCC's Race Disparity Working Group, West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor Alison Lowe and West Mercia PCC John Campion, said:

“We were pleased to be engaged by the IOPC as they developed this important report on stop and search learnings.

“The report includes some really thoughtful recommendations on specific actions that police forces and national police bodies can take to reduce race disparity in policing and criminal justice, particularly around commissioning research on community trauma.

“At the APCC, as part of our Race Disparity Action Plan 2021-22, we have developed an Equality Framework, which contains a number of criteria relating to ensuring that communities are able to effectively scrutinise police use of powers such as Stop and Search.

“The APCC Race Disparity Working Group will consider this report and its recommendations as part of our ongoing work to tackle race disparity and improve communities’ confidence in policing and the criminal justice system. We are also working closely with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and other organisations on the Race Inclusion Plan which we hope will also consider these recommendations carefully.”


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