Release responds to consultation on Stop and Search

Release responds to the Home Office consultation on stop and search. This response highlights how the police are using drug legislation to stop and search nearly half a million people every year in England and Wales. It details the disproportionate impact of drug stop and searches on black and Asian communities and explains that drugs policing is driving ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. The response also highlights how police tactics have become increasingly intrusive and aggressive in relation to drugs policing.