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06 december 2022

How can black people feel safe and have confidence in policing?

How can black people feel safe and have confidence in policing?

A series of high-profile cases in the UK have highlighted issues around the disproportionate use of force and stop and search, and the impact on confidence in policing among many in black communities; Dr Clare Torrible, Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Bristol, believes a recent Court of Appeal ruling around reasonable use of force by officers could be crucial in restoring that confidence.
The inquest into the death of Chris Kaba opened on 4 October 2022. Kaba, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed in Streatham Hill, south London on 5 September 2022 by a Metropolitan Police officer.

Whatever the outcome of this inquest, the feelings it has evoked in black communities are all too familiar. Kaba’s death comes in the wake of recent, high-profile cases that have severely shaken the trust many black people have in the police throughout the UK.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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