Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Proposed Changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act

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Conscious of the disparities in the rates of stop and searches, the following parliamentary briefing from the Runnymede Trust, and its partners, details the potential implications of the proposed amendments to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE). With BME people being more likely to be stopped under stop and search and stop and account powers, the current plans aimed at reducing the current recording requirements is not only likely to increase the disproportionate targeting of BME communities but make it more difficult to assess the effectiveness of stop and search powers.

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