Video recording all stop and searches is a must

Caroline Pidgeon's questions to the Mayor have revealed that since January 2022, the Met have conducted over 6,000 stop and searches without the required video recording.

Caroline said:

“We have seen over the last few decades how the disproportionate use of stop and search has led to decreased levels of trust between the police and communities. Stop and search is still being used three times more on black people in London than it is on white people.

“Ensuring cameras are switched on for all stop and searches, while not a fix in itself, might go some way to increasing trust and transparency in the Met’s use of stop and search."

Read more in the Evening Standard.