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Themed public forum: Stop and Search

Start: 16th June 2014 2:00 pm

End: 16th June 2014 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Commissioner, Public Meetings, Stop and search, Themed forum, Young people,

Venue: Manchester Town Hall

Address: Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB, United Kingdom.
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Stop and search

Date: Monday 16 June 2014
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: Committee Room 1, Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, M2 5DB

Tony was joined by Jim Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, and Roy Walters, a retired councillor for Manchester City Council (Moss Side ward) to question a community witness panel and Greater Manchester Police on the subject of stop and search. The forum focused on:

  • The experiences of those who have been stopped and searched 
  • Police use of the power
  • Impact on communities
  • Effectiveness of the power in preventing and reducing crime 

“Stop and Search is a controversial tool, which police say is necessary to ensure that our communities are safe. This forum will test that claim, as well as identifying its effectiveness and what can be done to make improvements.” Tony Lloyd

On the community witness panel: 

Graham Cooper, The Broughton Trust
Marcus Bernard, Manchestarz
Melvyn McDonald, Hideaway Youth Project
Yousef Dar, Community Safety Forum

On the Greater Manchester Police witness panel:

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester Police 
Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, Salford and Trafford Divisions
Chief Inspector Mike Dawson, Professional Standards Branch
Detective Inspector Tony Norman, Xcalibre Team
Police Constable Mark Campbell, Salford Division

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