June 11, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Fourteen police forces have unlawfully stopped and searched thousands of people on the streets under controversial counter terror powers, the Home Office disclosed today.
The blunder occurred when police detained people without having permission to do so from a Home Office minister. On other occasions police continued to stop and search people for longer than they had been given authorisation under the law.
The 14 police forces involved are now in the process of establishing how many people have been wrongly stopped and search but in London alone the figure is 840.
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