UK Home Secretary Urges ‘Illegal’ Stop And Search Practice Overhaul – 30 April 2014

RT logoThe UK Home Secretary Theresa May has called for an overhaul of police stop and search powers, telling the House of Commons that as many as 250,000 illegal stop and searches may have been undertaken last year.

May announced plans to change the law, suggesting a review of all stop and search training, and making officers undertake an assessment of their awareness of the practice rules.

She added that if the number of stop and searches taking place did not drop then she would start making calls for a change to the law.

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