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  • 11 July 2016

    StopWatch Complaints Guide

    StopWatch has created an easy-to-use guide for making complaints against the police

  • College of Policing Stop and Search Guidance: StopWatch Consultation Response

    21 June 2016

    College of Policing Stop and Search Guidance: StopWatch Consultation Response

    The Royal College of Policing produced new guidance for Stop and Search training in 2016. StopWatch participated in the consultation process, feeding back on the strengths, and areas for improvement, in the latest guidance.

  • The Use of Tasers in London

    28 April 2016

    The Use of Tasers in London

    On the same day the Home Office published Police use of Tasers statistics in England and Wales, StopWatch publishes data obtained by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) around the use of Tasers in London. Contrary to the Home Office, our report highlights data about the disproportionate use of these weapons against the black community.

  • UN Submission:The Policing of Children in England and Wales and International Human Rights Standards

    20 April 2016

    UN Submission:The Policing of Children in England and Wales and International Human Rights Standards

    Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

  • Home Secretary announces recording of all traffic stops

    20 April 2016

    Home Secretary announces recording of all traffic stops

    Traffic stops are one of the most used police powers but up to now have been one of the least regulated. With the term "driving while black" now commonplace, we outline the key concerns surrounding s163 of the Road Traffic Act and provide recommendations for delivering meaningful reform in this area.

  • Briefing on Stop and Search and PCC developments: January to March 2016

    18 April 2016

    Briefing on Stop and Search and PCC developments: January to March 2016

    London terrorism searches rise further; Police to record traffic stops announces Home Secretary; Port stops continue to fall; Police and crime commissioners’ role to be expanded further, announces the Home Secretary; PCC Election 2016: List of Running Candidates Published; Ports stops must not be used arbitrarily, says Home Office; David Miranda ports search lawful but violates press freedom; Election 2016: Running list of candidates for police and crime commissioner

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