Supreme Court to consider stop and search power

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a case that will consider whether the s.60 CJPOA power to stop and search without reasonable suspicion is ‘in accordance with the law’ for the purposes of Articles 5 and 8. Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy acts for the Claimant Ms Roberts.

The power to stop and search under section 60 has been subject to considerable criticism in view of statistics that demonstrate its disproportionate use against Black people, e.g.: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jun/12/police-stop-and-search-black-people

Read the Court of appeal judgment here.