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LISTEN > Extending stop & search: damaging and ineffective

In this 5-minute audio segment for BBC Sounds (September 2019), Runnymede Deputy Director Dr Zubaida Haque outlines why government plans to extend police stop and search powers will be ineffective (according to the police's own research) and, crucially, will damage trust between police and black and ethnic minority (BME) communities.

Listen to the segment here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07mtfxp

The interviews follows on from the open letter sent to Home Secretary Priti Patel on August 27, 2019, by the Runnymede Trust and 15 charity and voluntary organisations working to end racial discrimination, highlighting significant concerns around extending police stop and search powers.

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