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IOPC launches independent investigation into stop and search in Maida Vale, London

IOPC yesterday launched an independent investigation into stop and search in Maida Vale, London.

IOPC Regional Director Sal Naseem yesterday said:  

“Ensuring the public have confidence in policing through independent scrutiny is a vital part of our role. We are independently investigating a stop and search incident that took place in Maida Vale, London, on Saturday 4 July. Partial video footage of the incident was widely shared on social media.

"We made further enquiries with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), who have now recorded a complaint and a voluntary referral has been made to us.

“We will be independently examining whether the use of stop and search on this occasion was appropriate and proportionate in line with approved police policies. We will also investigate if racial profiling or discrimination played a part in the incident.”

 

Channel website: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/news/iopc-launches-independent-investigation-stop-and-search-maida-vale-london

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