Police officer undertaking a stop and search
Media playback is unsupported on your device

'Respect' pledge over stop and search

26 August 2014 Last updated at 09:42 BST

A senior police office has said that stop and search must be carried out "with respect and courtesy".

This comes after Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled a new code of conduct for how police officers use their powers to stop and search members of the public.

Chief Constable Alex Marshall, from the College of Policing, told the Today programme that people will support stop and search if it is "well-targeted and led by intelligence".

Ken Hinds, the chair of Haringey Independent Stop and Search monitoring group, said, stop and search has "alienated whole swathes of communities".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 26 August.