Description

Sinn Fein's Linda Dillion raises concerns on stop and search use by PSNI following QUB research

Period23 May 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • Titlehttp://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/49529
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSinn Fein.ie
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/05/2018
    DescriptionSinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has said she will be requesting a meeting with the PSNI to raise concerns over findings from research conducted by Queen’s University, Belfast on non security-related stop and search and young people.

    Linda Dillon said:

    “We are very concerned that the survey findings call into question whether police are giving young people the information they deserve on why they are being stopped, are using the stop and search power properly, or are keeping official records systematically when a stop and search encounter is engaged.

    “We are also concerned that young, urban males are being disproportionately affected. This makes for a worrying picture.

    “We will be requesting a meeting with the PSNI and raising these concerns directly with them.”
    URLwww.sinnfein.ie/contents/49529
    PersonsJohn Topping, Dirk Schubotz

Other

Title2018 ARK YLT and KLT launch
LocationQueen's University, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Period23 May 2018 → 23 May 2018
Linkwww.ark.ac.uk/publications/updates/update120.pdf

Keywords

  • stop and search
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland