The Crawford Review on the Handling of Police Complainants and Conduct

  Have you been unhappy about the way in which West Yorkshire Police have dealt with your complaints? Have you been concerned about the manner in which complaints against police conduct are handled? If you are a member of the public…

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HMIC Report: Stop and Search Powers: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

Some of the most intrusive and contentious powers granted to the police are those of stop and search; but the majority of forces do not understand how to use these powers effectively and fairly to prevent and detect crime, finds…

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To Stephen Lawrence: In Memoriam

On the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, JUST West Yorkshire invited two BME practitioners to assess his legacy. *** It is odd to think that Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who was killed 20 years ago this week,…

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Stop & Search: Know Your Rights

The main power, used on a daily basis by the police is contained in Sec 1 of PACE. It allows police officers to stop and search a person or vehicle for stolen or prohibited articles. The power can only be exercised if the…

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