1 May 2011
“Carry on recording” Why police stops should still be recorded
This briefing paper addresses some of the key questions around the 2011 changes to recording of stop and account.
- Should people who are stopped or stopped and searched by the police be told why they have been stopped?
- Should senior police officers be able to monitor and supervise front-line officers’ activities to ensure that they are using their powers appropriately and in accordance with the law?
- Should the police service be accountable to the community for the use of stop and search powers?