Police Legitimacy report raises concerns over use of stop and search

As part of the annual inspections of police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, for the third year HMICFRS have assessed how legitimate police forces are at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Their national report, based on inspections carried out between April and July 2017, found that forces are committed to improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate fair use of stop and search. The full report is available here and is published alongside individual reports on the legitimacy of each Home Office-funded police force in England and Wales.