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The police’s response to protests needs to strike a better balance between the rights of protesters and the rights of local residents, businesses, and those who hold opposing views.

Publication  —  Protest  — 

On 21 September 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned us to conduct an inspection into how effectively the police manage protests. This followed several protests, by groups including Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and many others. In recent years, increasing amounts of police time and resources have been spent dealing with protests. In April and October

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Police forces must explain the disproportionate use of police powers such as stop and search and use of force on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people or risk losing the trust of the communities they serve, a report published today has found.

Publication  —  Spotlight, Stop and search  — 

Stop and search legislation was introduced in 1984. However, thirty-five years on and forces still do not understand fully the impact of the use of the powers. When the police use their powers disproportionately  it causes suspicion among some communities that they are being unfairly targeted.

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Today we published a report on the effectiveness of Regional Organised Crime Units.

Publication  —  Regional Organised Crime Units  — 

In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units tackle the threat from serious and organised crime.

Publication  —  Domestic abuse, Modern slavery, Super-complaint, Vulnerability  — 

Summary On 18 December 2018, Liberty and Southall Black Sisters made a super-complaint to HMICFRS. This super-complaint concerns migrant victims in vulnerable circumstances. They usually arise from crimes of domestic abuse or modern slavery and human trafficking. The super-complaint put forward by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters is about the treatment of victims of crime

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A joint investigation by HMICFRS, the College of Policing and the Independent Office for Police Conduct found that victims of crime with insecure or uncertain immigration status are fearful that, if they report crimes to the police, their information will be shared with the Home Office.

Publication  —  Released under investigation, Research, Thematic inspection  — 

In 2019, HMICFRS commissioned BritainThinks to conduct qualitative research to explore victim and suspect experiences of changes implemented as a result of the Policing and Crime Act 2017

Publication  —  Released under investigation, Thematic inspection  — 

Between October 2019 and February 2020, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspected the police and CPS’s responses to pre-charge bail changes and the use of ‘released under investigation’.