Committee to take evidence on stop and search

11 June 2019

The Home Affairs Committee examines the police's use of stop and search powers and the Gangs Violence Matrix.


Wednesday 12 May in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

  • Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Military, Security and Police Program Director, Amnesty International UK

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 be taking evidence on the police use of stop and search powers and the Gangs Violence Matrix, and the impact of these activities on BAME communities.
The session is likely to cover:

  • Stop and search powers and their applications
  • Potential reforms to stop and search laws or practices
  • Use and impact of the Metropolitan Police’s Gangs Violence Matrix
  • Disproportionality in stop and search statistics and in the Gangs Violence Matrix
  • Scrutiny and review processes for stop and search and the Gangs Violence Matrix

Further information

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