By Natalie Walker - The Scotsman
The long-awaited research - commissioned two years ago amid major concerns about how officers were using the procedure - warned stop and search “has been used disproportionately, particularly on children and young people”.
It revealed younger people feel victimised with many having very negative views of police, how people in Glasgow were far more likely to be stopped than anywhere else and how the majority of searches found nothing.
The report says: “There continue to be many examples of where the practice is being undertaken in ways which are not acceptable, nor having the impact that is intended.”
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