Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

1. What is a prohibited article?

  • An offence weapon or sharp objects or articles made/adapted for use with burglary, theft or taking a motor vehicle without consent.
  • Something that doesn't go with the person's outfit
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2. What information must a police officer give before carrying out a stop and search?

  • Their name and reason for search
  • Their name and rank
  • Their name, station and reason for search
  • Their name and favourite colour

3. Which common law case shows the importance of giving all the necessary information before carrying out a search?

  • Osman v DPP (1999).
  • Bibby v Chief Constable Essex Police 2000
  • Osman v Chief Constable Essex Police 2000

4. What was the result of the case?

  • Officer did not give all the information before the search so Mr Osman could not be found guilty of assaulting a police officer.
  • Police officer was disciplined by Osman still punished

5. What is meant by 'prohibited articles'?

  • Offensive weapons or articles made or adapted for burglary, theft, taking a motor vehicle without consent
  • Anything that doesn't go with their outfit
  • Something the officer PERSONALLY believes they should not be carrying


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