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New stop and search code introduced in Scotland

Force required to ensure power is used consistently and scrutinise officers use of it.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson speaking to officers

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson speaking to officers

Date - 12th May 2017
By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle
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A new code of practice for stop and search has come into effect in Scotland. Officers must now set out the principles under which they use the power. Police Scotland itself is bound by the code to ensure consistency in the application of stop and...
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