Title Calls for PSNI to stop strip searching children Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Detail TV Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 31/05/2022 Description THE Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) should stop the practice of strip searching children, according to Amnesty International and senior political representatives.
It was recently revealed by The Detail that, in 2021, there were 34 instances in which under-18s were strip searched by the PSNI and that two of the cases involved young people aged between 12 and 14.
No drugs, weapons or anything else harmful were found as a result of 91% (31/34) of the strip searches.
In addition, in 14 of the 34 cases, the PSNI was unable to provide any justification for why the strip searches were conducted – even though officers are obliged to record this information.
Producer/Author Rory Winters URL https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/calls-for-psni-to-stop-strip-searching-children Persons John Topping
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- police powers
- police practice
- stop and search
- strip search
- police accountability