Barrister tasked with improving police relations with black community amid ...

Barrister tasked with improving police relations with black community amid ...
Barrister tasked with improving police relations with black community amid ...
Panel to tackle racial policing: Barrister is tasked with improving relations between police and black community after inquiry finds 'deep-rooted' racial issues Report found stop and search more racially disproportionate than 20 years ago  Black people nine and a half times more likely to be stopped than white people A Commons committee found no evidence to support this disproportionality 

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A leading barrister has been asked to help improve relations between police and the black community after an inquiry found ‘deep-rooted’ racial disparities.

Abimbola Johnson will lead an independent ‘scrutiny and oversight board,’ the National Police Chiefs Council announced last night. 

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A report from the Commons home affairs committee found last week that the use of stop and search was more racially disproportionate now than 20 years ago.

Miss Johnson said: ‘Black people have been disproportionately affected by policing for decades, as reflected in the reams of statistics.

‘Many of us have had, and know

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