Pat Finucane Centre calls for an end to “Stop and Search”

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The North’s Policing Board says stop and search powers should not be seen as an alternative to traditional policing methods.
However, the powers under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act remain in place, despite a European Court of Human Rights judgement that the practice is illegal.
There’s been a marked increase in the extent to which the powers are being used, with almost 10,000 incidents of stop and search across the North last year, a 300% increase.
Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre believes the measure does more harm than good.


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