Stop and search still targets black people, police watchdog says

Over half of worst offending police forces are still not obeying new rules to stop abuse of their powers
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Police stops of black people are still at an “eye-watering” level compared with white people, the official police watchdog said and promised a fresh inquiry into every force’s use of the controversial powers. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which oversees the police in England and Wales, said that stop and search was still of concern as it published a report into 13 police forces found previously to have been the worst offenders in breaking rules designed to prevent abuse of their powers. (See also: Mass stop and search by police doesn't reduce crime, says study)