IPCC report shows police more likely to use force against black people

Sunday, 20 March 2016


By Zephaniah Samuels
A new study on police use of force by the Independent Police Complaints Commisssion (IPCC) shows that black people, and those known to have mental health conditions are more likely to be subject to force when they come in contact with the police. These finding confirm the views that were voiced during a joint IPCC & BMH UK consultation event on the levels of coercion used by police, which fed into this report.

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