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Lawyers questioned on police diversity and accountability

13 June 2019

The Home Affairs Committee hears from three prominent lawyers with expertise in "actions against the police".

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 June in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.00pm

  • Jane Deighton, Senior Consultant, Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors
  • Imran Khan QC, Imran Khan and Partners
  • Matthew Ryder QC, Matrix Chambers

Purpose of the session

In the next oral evidence session for the Committee's inquiry marking the 20th anniversary of the Macpherson report, the Committee will hear from three prominent lawyers with expertise in "actions against the police" who have all played key roles in seeking justice for victims of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.

Today's meeting will examine to what extent progress has been made since the Macpherson report, with a particular focus on:

  • Outcomes of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and police diversity
  • Ethnic disproportionality in police disciplinary and conduct proceedings
  • Disproportionality in Stop and Search and the Gangs Violence Matrix
  • Policing standards and systems for accountability 

Further information

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