Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

1. What does s2 (9)(a) of PACE say?

  • An officer must be in uniform or provide evidence of being so before carrying out a stop and search
  • Suspect can only be asked to remove outer coat, jacket and gloves.
  • Nothing- it doesn't exist.
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2. Which common law case shows the importance of giving all the necessary information before carrying out a search?

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

3. What information must a police officer provide before carrying out a stop and search?

  • Their name, station and reason for search.
  • Their name and station
  • Just the reason for the search

4. What is meant by 'prohibited articles'?

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

5. Which act added criminal damage to the list of offences prohibited articles are adapted for?

  • S1 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and it added spray paints and graffiti tools.
  • Criminal Damage Act 2003


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