People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds account for more than half of those strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police in the past three years, according to “extremely alarming” figures collected by the force.
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Monday 28 June 1999
THE EUROPEAN Court of Human Rights (EHCR) is about to embark on a seven-week holiday, leaving a backlog of some 60,000 cases awaiting consideration.
Friday 02 April 1999
Sir: You reported that Mr Amit Sharma, 19, received damages from the Metropolitan Police Service and that this authority did not uphold his complaint ("Trio awarded police damages", 27 March). Our member Lorna Whyte could not possibly have upheld the complaint.
Saturday 27 March 1999
THREE BLACK and Asian people have won damages from the Metropolitan Police for alleged offences including assault and false imprisonment.
Thursday 28 January 1999
CALLS WERE made last night for the prosecution for perjury of 10 police officers after an inquest jury decided that a businessman who had 52 injuries on his body died partly as a result of police restraint.
Tuesday 01 September 1998
The police are eight times more likely to stop a black man than a white. Just ask Oluwa. By Sebastian Naidoo
Tuesday 01 July 1997
Sir: As those representing the family of Peter Austin, we write to express some of the concerns his death has highlighted.
Saturday 30 March 1996
Over the last 10 years Scotland Yard has paid out an estimated pounds 20m of taxpayers' money in damages and legal costs to answer allegations of brutality and gross misconduct by officers - renewing allegations that police chiefs are failing to deal with a growing problem.
Friday 29 March 1996
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