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Joanne McCartney AM Statement on Stop and Search


Joanne McCartney AM has welcomed news that the Met will adhere to a new Code of Conduct for Stop and Search. 

Responding to the launch of the Best Use of Stop and Search code of conduct, London Assembly Labour Group Police and Crime Spokesperson, Joanne McCartney, said:

“This new code of conduct is very welcome and will help to build confidence in the police with communities which are disproportionately likely to be targeted by Stop and Search.

“The evidence is clear that the lack of transparency or oversight of Stop and Search is having a damaging effect on young people from minority backgrounds and is significantly affecting their trust in the police.

“With 257,250 Stop and Searches conducted by the Met last year the public have the right to know that their use is both monitored and proportional. That is why the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee called for greater focus on training officers, transparency of reporting and feedback from Stop and Searches. I am glad the Home Secretary agrees.”

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