Should police scrap 'stop and search'?
Most police forces in England and Wales still unfairly target black and Asian people in their use of stop and search powers, the equality watchdog has said. Have you been stopped and searched?
The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that black people were at least six times more likely and Asian people were around twice as likely to be stopped and searched as whites. They added: "When police forces use different tactics, they cut stop and search, crime goes down."
The Home Office acknowledged that improvements were still needed, and said: "the government is committed to delivering a policing service, and a wider criminal justice system, which promotes equality and does not discriminate against anyone because of their race."
Is stop and search an effective way of reducing crime? Have you been stopped and searched by the police? How can forces tackle racism?