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22 September 2016
StopWatch welcomes Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) inspection of police force compliance with the Best Use of Stop and Search (BUSS) scheme. Yet, this report raises serious concerns about the quality of the inspection process and makes recommendations that threaten to undermine the reforms made to stop and search. Overall, the continued lack of compliance with the low standards of the voluntary scheme highlights the need for primary legislation with much stronger standards. Something that Prime Minister Theresa May promised as Home Secretary back in 2014.
11 July 2016
StopWatch has created an easy-to-use guide for making complaints against the police
21 June 2016
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.
28 April 2016
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.
20 April 2016
Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
20 April 2016
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.
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