Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created by: Eleanor
  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

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

  • Nothing- it doesn't exist.
  • 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.
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2. What information must a police officer give before carrying out a stop and search?

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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