Notts Police to record all ‘stop and searches’

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Nottinghamshire Police has launched two key elements of the ‘Best Use of Stop and Search’ scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

From today, Nottinghamshire Police will increase transparency by recording all outcomes of stop and search and whether there is a connection between the grounds for the search and the outcome and restrict the use of Section 60 “no suspicion” powers.

Already used only when necessary, under this scheme, the chief officer must make the decision whether to authorise the use of such powers. In cases where the chief officer anticipates serious violence, that officer must reasonably believe that violence “will” rather than “may” take place, as it stands now.

 

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